Ecology Interventions is a place where Tandena explores the inner workings of ecology and environmentalism.
I’m giving an insider’s unvarnished candor on the foundations of ecology, inventive new approaches and the complex issues we’re struggling with as we move into the future. The writing will be in-depth, but my positions are in development. Here I give my original thoughts on topics like genetically modified wildlife, calculating ecosystem behavior, AI species identification, and a terrapunk vision of the future. If you love our planet, but climate doom and calls for de-growth seem misled, I want to invite you to environmentalism with hope, positive goals, and big ideas that are both practical and possible.
What is the Goal of Conservation?
Overview of competing motivations within the umbrella of Ecology.
Environmentalism and Me
How I have such unorthodox positions.
RecentThe Synthetic Age
Godhood isn't a choice.Definition of Healthy Ecosystems
Getting away from traditional definitions of what makes for a good environmentEcosystem Collapse
Manifestations of ecosystem collapse in the world. (Not just climate)Quiet Here Busy Elsewhere
Helping to build a community of effective environmentalists.
What's wrong with current visions of an Ecotopia?
Future Ecological Civilization
What's a realistic Ecotopia?
Types of Stakeholders
A taxonomy of the groups shaping the management of wilderness areas.
Overlooked potential for environmentalism.
So far my biggest takeaways are:
1) Environmentalists are too shy of taking positive actions.
2) Actions must be based on outcomes, not on responsibility.
Optimizing for the Long-term
The Cost of Extinction
A long-termist perspective on extinction.