On the heels of a U.N.-funded study that warned about the massive consequences of a worldwide decline in biodiversity, U.S. conservation groups are raising alarms about new estimates that as many as one-third of American species are vulnerable to extinction.
The generic term " pollution " is a poor substitute for not saying pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, et al. And, acid rain comes from what sources, exactly? Come on, here, we’ve known for decades who the bad actors are.
We know what’s killing our wild things and shrinking our wild places, generally speaking, it’s past time to start pointing out the criminal elements who are enabling this coming mass extinction. Starting with the captured regulatory bodies in our Federal and State Governments.
From the article:
“We owe it to our children and grandchildren to prevent these species from vanishing from the earth…”
These species wouldn’t be in such imminent danger of vanishing if we didn’t have so damn many children and grandchildren—the major cause of habitat destruction and degradation, acid rain, and other forms of pollution.
If we want to preserve the species that remain, we’re going to have to make room for them.
Couldn’t agree more.
Too bad humans didn’t make the list. We will do nothing, the 6th extinction has got us in it’s grip. This warning is stale and this bell should have been rung long, long ago, in a land far, far away, when we were of mind to do something about it and all of our other ills.
Unfortunately people of limited moral compass and those that believe other life forms are put on earth for humans to kill and use are the people with the ill-educated minds, shallow spirit, corrupt ambition, and wealth to run for public and/or be appointed by other depraved swine (apologies to our porcine cousins). to positions of power.
"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered" – Dr martin Luther King Jr
I would like to believe Dr King included other life forms - our animal cousins - in his thinking…
The days when I was young are gone forever and with them the lives of near countless animals, great and small as well as educated and moral persons of integrity attaining leadership positions - the utter ignorance and arrogance and uncaring of people now in power and influence is very hard to fathom…
I keep going back and forth, Trump is pathetic versus Trump is a sociopath. Trump’s fixation every day is “I-me-mine.” He has no capacity to care about the wildlife or non White Americans. There is only one guarantee, that Trump will not be voted back into office in 2020 but will leave office after exploiting the White House for every penny he could get. He is a sociopath slob that is sexist and racist. If you can’t serve all Americans as president, then you are not qualified to be president.
At age 78, I look back on life and feel a great upwelling of gladness and joy when I contemplate the wildlife I have observed and watched on TV. I much prefer to live out of the way because of my love of wildlife. And the earth itself, the oceans, salt marshes, the mountains, the deserts, the jungles. The Trump administration doesn’t give a damn – they don’t even notice. And this is one of many reasons I despise them and Republicans. I have always taught my kids to love wildlife, too. Politicians want to be remembered as honorable people, but they won’t in my book. Damn them.
Right on! I never had kids for that reason- sick of hearing the old " for our children and grandchildren."
It isn’t just that- google population connection. It is just a partly political issue- but we just have too many damn humans!
There are always a few that know things, some share, most hide. Now there is no place to hide.