The elusive axolotl. (Photo by John P. Clare.)

“Should we be like gods? Should we control the whole thing — who gets food, what the weather is, where it will rain, what species get to live and die?”

-Susanne Moser, climate researcher, consultant, and Aldo Leopold fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute

About two months ago, the Generation Anthropocene radio team was invited to Santa Cruz for a conference for the Aldo Leopold Leadership program in environmental science. Leopold was one of the grand old dudes of the environmental movement, and you probably think that a program sporting his name screams “old white man reeking of patchouli.” But the conference was actually really cool.