Twenty-Five Myths That Are Destroying the Environment
Daniel Botkin recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on December 8, 2016. Botkin is a biologist, writer, and public speaker who works in the areas of conservation, energy production, and computer modeling.
He discusses his book, Twenty-Five Myths That Are Destroying the Environment: What Many Environmentalists Believe and Why They Are Wrong. The book explores myths circulating in ecological and political discussions. According to Botkin, these myths often drive policy, and what may seems like an environmentally conscious action may very well be harming habitats and ecosystems.
Botkin has held faculty positions at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology; and George Mason University, as director of Program on Global Change; and was a research scientist at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory.