Our planet doesn't have to die, says ecologist

It’s not too late to save the world from environmental devastation, according to a retired UWindsor professor and leading coral reef ecologist who will speak on campus Thursday night.

“There is still time to salvage most of what we are destroying and there are ways to transition toward a future that combines a high quality of life and a sustainable environment that is biologically diverse,” says Peter Sale, author of a recently published book called Our Dying Planet: An Ecologist’s View of the Crisis We Face.

Dr. Sale is a former head of the University’s biology department and former director of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. He’ll deliver a free public lecture called Our Planet Doesn’t Have to Die on November 3 at 7 p.m. in room 200 of the Toldo Health Education Centre.

Sale will also appear the same day on Research Matters, a weekly talk show that focuses on UWindsor researchers and airs every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on CJAM 99.1 FM.