Invasive species are devastating for biodiversity and ecological sustainability, but the issue is often overlooked. Hank Green hilariously recounts the story of a family of bunnies as they hop aboard a ‘space ship’ and wind up in a new land. All is well until, well, they breed to the point of destroying the magical new land they’ve found. Hank then talks about a few invasive species in the US. He ends discussing several ways we’ve tried to undo our mistakes, such as introducing more animals for biological control.
- Why are invasive species so harmful? Isn’t it all just part of nature?
- If you disagree with hunting or killing animals, even for food, would you make an exception for hunting invasive species?
- When can invasive species be a good thing?
Keywords: environmentalism, invasive species, ethics, evolution, natural selection