Friday, April 28, 2006

Sears on Red-winged Blackbirds

This morning, I'd just like to share a great Sears quote I posted on my nature blog some time ago, demonstrating his ability to observe and record the elements of nature, especially when they are in contact with human culture.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Who is Paul Sears?

An important ecologist whose career spanned more than 50 formative years in the history of American environmental politics, Sears is a man whose legacy and influence most people, even activists, seem to have forgotten.

But don't take my word for it. Here's what Linda Joyce Forrestal, life editor for THE WORLD AND I, said in 1988:

Sears is one of America's most respected and honored ecologists. He has devoted his long career to furthering our understanding of the delicately balanced ecosystem upon which our very survival depends. Over the years, his ability to clearly articulate complex environmental problems has aided immeasurably in promoting a better world and awakening colleagues and fellow citizens to critical environmental problems, past and present.

Why is he forgotten? That is one of the questions this blog will explore.