The World Without Us 02007-07-31 The World Without Us – Alan Weisman My favorite: 100 Years: With no ivory trade, half a million remaining elephants increase twenty-fold. 5 Comments Carol on 2007-07-31 @ 9:27 at 9:27 And in the meantime , my irresponsible neighbor’s cats have had another batch of predators. Reply Carol on 2007-07-31 @ 9:28 at 9:28 I like to think of sound waves , though weakened, going outward forever. It makes one think twice about what you say, doesn’t it! Reply Will on 2007-07-31 @ 14:31 at 14:31 Everything leaves a footprint elephants included. With our progress and population growth we are leaving a much bigger and worse footprint this is a fact. I haven’t read the book but wonder what he suggests to reduce our footprint and/or impact. If we didn’t have certain process’ there would be even more starvation, inadequate health care, increased squander etc. I think it is a fair assumption that there are “necessary evils” we must live with because we have put ourselves in a point of no return. Interesting information none the less. Reply marijose on 2007-07-31 @ 17:52 at 17:52 The Washington Post hosted an interesting online discussion with the authors of this book and of another one on marine conservation. The transcript is at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/07/27/DI2007072701908.html Reply Will on 2007-07-31 @ 20:32 at 20:32 Thank you marijose that answered a lot of my questions. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.