impact of humans

Are Humans a Natural Disturbance?

I think contemporary human intervention in our landscapes is unnatural compared to the effects of other native and wild species.

Some will argue instead that our intervention over history has enhanced the value of landscapes and, anyway, there are too many of us now for it to be any other way in the UK: this is the natural effect of modern-day humans, the "proper place of human activity in ecology" (1).

Can this really be true?

impact of humans