NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 19, 2021
D.R. Taylor is a humanities professor with degrees in English literature, education, and interior design who was one of the earliest educators teaching “green design”, has worked as an editor/writer for the Department of Energy, and has written more than fifty papers on a wide range of literary and research topics. She has completed her new book “The Breadth of Gaia: Essays on the Coronavirus”: a fascinating work highlighting the pandemic’s effect on climate and the urgent lessons to be learned for the health and even survival of the planet.
Taylor writes, “Is Gaia, the living Earth, fighting back? Our postmodern world holds the Gaia hypothesis, where environmental issues and ecological awareness have been put forth for discussion. Climate change, the greenhouse effect, overpopulation, a global water crisis, nuclear energy, endangered species, and fossil fuels are part of the discourse of an ordinary twenty-first-century citizen. Gaia’s purpose might be in stopping us in our tracks with the virus, depriving us of close social contact, of travel and mass consumption, as a result of the thousands of years humans have exploited the planet without counting the cost.
The natural ability of the environment to balance itself and the processes that disrupt the ecological cycles have contributed to the changes in the climate of our planet. The need for more natural resources has forced humans to infringe or destroy natural habitats, thus, exposing us to numerous pathogens. The outbreak of Ebola, MERS, and other coronaviruses have been triggered by the transition from animal to human through the upset of natural habitats. The speed from which the virus has spread has surprised many governments, putting the economies and millions of people in serious danger. The globe is in serious danger.
Torcello and Mann wrote an article titled ‘Seeing the Covid-19 Crisis Is Like Watching a Time Lapse of Climate Change. Will the Right Lessons Be Learned?’ The reality is that the slower we respond, the higher the death rate and economic loss.”
Published by Page Publishing, D.R. Taylor’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for readers interested in the implications of human activity on human and ecological health.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Breadth of Gaia: Essays on the Coronavirus” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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