From the Author
"The lesson we need to learn urgently is this: we cannot do without the rest of the planet's biodiversity, but it can do very well without us."
My objective in this book is to make it clear why this contemporarily fashionable view is completely and utterly wrong. This view has been forwarded and propagated by a wide range of intellectuals, academics and environmentalists. I hope that through this book, and the rest of my writings, that these people will come to see where they have gone wrong. Some components of the view that I forward in the book are open to debate. However, that the human species is the saviour of life, rather than the destroyer which the rest of life on Earth "can do very well without", is so obvious that it shouldn't be one of these debatable components.