Response: Commentary: Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Paul R. Ehrlich, Andrew Beattie, Gerardo Ceballos, Eileen Crist, Joan Diamond, Rodolfo Dirzo, Anne H. Ehrlich, John Harte, Mary Ellen Harte, Graham H. Pyke, Peter H. Raven, William J. Ripple, Frederik Saltre, Christine Turnbull, Mathis Wackernagel, Daniel T. Blumstein

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In their comment on our paper “Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ghastly future” (Bradshaw et al., 2021), Bluwstein et al. (2021) attempt to contravene our exposé of the enormous challenges facing the entire human population from a rapidly degrading global environment. While we broadly agree with the need for multi-disciplinary solutions, and we worry deeply about the inequality of those who pay the costs of biodiversity loss and ecological collapse, we feel obligated to correct misconceptions and incorrect statements that Bluwstein et al. (2021) made about our original article.
Original languageEnglish
Article number700869
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers in Conservation Science
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the Rockefeller Foundation for Bellagio Writer's Fellowships to CB and PE. Supported in part by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CE170100015).


  • sustainability
  • human society
  • environment
  • biodiversity
  • equity
  • human rights


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