OVERBERG RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST NEWS
Newsletter 18, April 2019
by Dr Odette Curtis-Scott.
Earth Day warning: The 200-year old prediction that’s coming true
I am currently reading a book titled The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf: It is the story of The Adventures of Alexander Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. This incredible naturalist was, in terms of his discoveries and the development of scientific ideas, on a par with Darwin, but is not nearly as well-known or celebrated as the ‘father’ of evolutionary theory, which makes this book fascinating. During his time exploring South America in the early 1800’s, Humboldt noted with great concern the impact that man was having on the natural environment.