Why does this blog mention ‘ecology’ rather than ‘environment’? Well, it’s fairly simple actually. While ‘environment’ tends to put humans at the centre of it all – as if we had some sort of right or supremacy over nature -, ‘ecology’ provides a more comprehensive outlook, whereby humans are only one part of nature. A distinctive part in many ways, but nonetheless just a part.
I understand that the main use of ‘ecology’ refers to the scientific study of the distributions, abundance and relations of organisms and their interactions with the environment. But I mainly use it to emphasize the interdependency between human and nature interaction.
I’d be curious to know whether you share our views on that one?