If you only had a single statement to pass on to others summarizing the most vital lesson to be drawn from your work, what would it be?
Seed Magazine asked 11 scientists this question. Follow the link for their answers.
“Humans have a tendency to fall prey to the illusion that their economy is at the very center of the universe, forgetting that the biosphere is what ultimately sustains all systems, both man-made and natural. In this sense, ‘environmental issues’ are not about saving the planet—it will always survive and evolve with new combinations of atom—but about the prosperous development of our own species.”
—Carl Folke is the science director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.