Andrew West

AuthorAndrew West

Dr Andrew West is an ecologist who worked for the NZ Government's Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. He has a PhD in ecology from the University of Westminster.


Earth’s ecosystems will change faster in the next 100 years than they have since a comet or meteorite impact exterminated the dinosaurs. This change will be catastrophic for many species of plant and animal, possibly even including ours. A principal driver is growth in human population. In 1,900AD the global human population was just over a billion people. In 2,000 it was 6 billion and by 2,100...

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