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9.10.2015

Beyond tomorrow: why environmentalists need to get beyond instant gratification

Peter Kareiva

But our bent toward instant gratification — a key component of what helped us survive the environmental challenges of the Pleistocene — may well be our undoing in the Anthropocene. Even as environmentalists. Our Lizard Brains: Just Not Interested in Tomorrow We tend to think about instant gratification as a contemporary problem, with some of…


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7.27.2015

Why I’m coming to UCLA

Peter Kareiva

Over 40 years ago in high school, I fell in love with science and with nature. I entered high school science fairs. I took every science class I could. I took part in the first Earth Day. I took a week-long backpacking and canoeing trek in Canada’s Algonquin Park. I was hooked and committed. Since…