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Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


December 31, 2007


Private Citizen

Today’s Date: 30 December 2007

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

I have a very neutral and emotionless relation with nature and animals, but I also have a very neutral and emotionless relation with myself and everything. Therefore, I give the same value to myself as I give to all other forms of life. This is this system of values that has the biggest impact on myself and in my relation with other forms of life.

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood?

I've never really been aware of places, as I've always been watching at the ground when I walked. It sounds ridiculous, but it's true, I missed a lot of scenery because I was watching the ground.

Now? Now, I rarely move away from my computer, but the favorite places I go to happen to be in my dreams.

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is and why?

Squirrels are pretty funny. I like them most.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Without mentioning the catastrophic scenarios that could cause much environmental destruction like a nuclear war, I would would say that we aren't really facing any environmental challenge. Of course, human activity can be detrimental to us, but not enough to be challenging. When the water of or oceans will raise, we'll simply move away from it. Other species than ours are going to face real challenges however, and this is the real challenge for us, which s not environmental, but ethical. I'd be very surprised if humanity ever overcome this ethical challenge however.

5. If you could give one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Tell yourself that our existence today is only possible because during our long evolution in ancestral times, there wasn't a species like ourself that had great destruction powers but took no responsibility to restrain it.

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