How to stop the next pandemic?

The number of pandemics in our future is now growing astonomically. And they are all coming from the fact that humans are overwhelming the world. All of the natural ecosystems are now being swamped by human beings. And we are not only overwhelming the world, but we are destroying it as we go. Every time humans come up with another great idea about how to make more money, the environment pays, ecosystems are damaged, species die. One thing that happens with great regularity is that forrest are cut down. This happens in the great rain forest of the tropical world and it happens right here in North America and in the US. As natural ecosystems are destroyed the animals that live in them are forced and into closer and closer contact with humans. We ask how to stop the next pandemic? There are answers. And some of the best ways are illustrated very dramatically in the video below. This is a great video.

Last Dollar Road near Telluride, Colorado.  No pandemics and a beautiful earth go together.  But we are destroying our earth and many pandemics are in our future.    How to stop the next pandemic?
Last Dollar Road near Telluride, Colorado

Below is a link to an excellent video that describes just how badly humans are destroying the natural world and the consequences for us humans. This video is all about how to stop the next pandemic. The video was published in an article in the New York Times on September 15, 2020. The article is entitled “A ‘Crossroads’ for Humanity: Earth’s Biodiversity Is Still Collapsing”

Here is the video. I highly recommend it.

https://nyti.ms/3jyLYmi

I have written a number of posts about how the human decimation of the natural world is behind the eruption of the Corona Pandemic and many, many other smaller pandemics that are not so well known. Below are a few of these posts.

Lily pond and sky the the wind river mountains of Wyoming.  No pandemics and a beautiful earth go together.  But we are destroying our earth and many pandemics are in our future.    How to stop the next pandemic?
Lily pond and sky the the wind river mountains of Wyoming

More reading on this subject


David Quammen has written a number of books and article about pandemics and I have written several posts about him.

We could have prevented this pandemic.

Where pandemics come from

A “‘Crossroads’ for Humanity: Earth’s Biodiversity Is Still Collapsing” in NYT

More images of natural America

Here are a few more pictures of the America’s natural world. Destroying it comes with serious consequences

The Swift River in New Hampshire
The Swift River in New Hampshire
Mount Avery and Glacier Lilies near Crested Butte, CO.  No pandemics and a beautiful earth go together.  But we are destroying our earth and many pandemics are in our future.    How to stop the next pandemic?
Mount Avery and Glacier Lilies near Crested Butte, CO
Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona.  No pandemics and a beautiful earth go together.  But we are destroying our earth and many pandemics are in our future.    How to stop the next pandemic?
Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona
El Capitan along the Merced River in Yosemite NP in California
El Capitan along the Merced River in Yosemite NP in California
Red Leaves and El Capitan in Yosemite
Red Leaves and El Capitan in Yosemite
Tall Aspens and Blue sky in Colorado.  No pandemics and a beautiful earth go together.  But we are destroying our earth and many pandemics are in our future.    How to stop the next pandemic?
Tall Aspens and Blue sky in Colorado
This is what happens to forests under business as usual. This is a hunk of natural forest turned into a logging operation in Moraes Almeida, a town on the Trans-Amazonian Highway in Pará State, Brazil, last year.



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