G. Michael Chippendale, Ph.D.
29 S. 9th Street, Suite 209, Columbia, Missouri 65201
The recent climate-related disasters & the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought into sharp focus the urgency for humans to live more sustainably to conserve & protect the Earth's limited natural resources. It is in the self-interest of humans to live more sustainable existences through understanding & acting on the essential contributions of ecosystems & biodiversity to their food, nutrition, health & well-being. The way forward requires public & private sectors to increase their investments in science & technology to deliver practical solutions to achieve sustainability in all its dimensions. Societal commitments & collaborations are needed across a broad spectrum, especially in public education, planning, economic policies & financial investments. It is imperative that, in the 21st Century, humans find solutions to live in harmony with the limited natural resources of Planet Earth.