BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Pressure on Europe’s bird species
Yet another study showing that nature is having a tough time putting up with the current level of “economic activity”. It is always at the margins that the strain shows first, but this study shows that many birds we think of as common are in trouble. Given that the root meaning of economics is the art of keeping house, can we really say our activity is “economic” if all the other creatures that share our house, this world, are struggling? If we do not watch these things, and through our awareness make changes to our behaviour such that we cause less damage, we will suffer more in the future than we can now imagine.