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Carl Safina



Carl Safina, PhD, is an American author, ecologist, and MacArthur Fellow. He writes about the relationship between human beings and the natural world. He founded the nonprofit Safina Center, whose mission is to “advance the case for Life on Earth by fusing scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action.”

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What Animals Are Thinking and Feeling, and Why It Should Matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic

Carl Safina takes us inside the lives and minds of animals around the world, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word "it" is often inappropriate as we discover "who" they really are.

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What Are Animals Thinking and Feeling? | Carl Safina

What’s going on inside the brains of animals? Can we know what, or if, they’re thinking and feeling? Carl Safina thinks we can.

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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals.

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The Days of ‘Let’s See What Happens’ Are Over

More extreme weather is happening more often, and we are its cause.

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Carl Safina: The Oil Spill’s Unseen Culprits, Victims

The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf—and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.

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A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout

Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation.

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We Don’t Need More Life-Crushing Steel and Concrete

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk expectations about infrastructure.

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The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World

Hailed MacArthur Fellow Carl Safina takes us on a tour of the natural world in the course of a year spent divided between his home on the shore of eastern Long Island and on his travels to the four points of the compass.

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This Brutal Creature Is Wiping Out Everything Besides Itself

From the standpoint of almost every other living thing, humans, with a strategy of economic growth at all costs, have become a kind of hybrid deadly fungus, predatory lender and concentration camp management agency.

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Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur

Though nature is indifferent to the struggles of her creatures, the human effect on them is often premeditated.

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