S.J. Crockford, PolarBearScience.com: National Geographic picked up the video and added subtitles. It became the most viewed video on National Geographic’s website—ever. … The mission was a success, but there was a problem: We had lost control of the narrative. The first line of the National Geographic video said, “This is what climate change looks like”—with “climate change” highlighted in the brand’s distinctive yellow. In retrospect, National Geographic went too far with the caption.
Stewart Brand, the man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on biodiversity and mass extinctions. Whereas biodiversity may be surviving well at lower levels of the world food chain, more consideration should be given to protecting wildlife and their habitat at the top of the food chain.
Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry: In seinem Vortrag betonte Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, Alleinvorstand der Deutschen Wildtier Stiftung, die Schlüsselrolle der Agrarpolitik. "Wir müssen endlich weg von Subventionen per Gießkanne. Der Artenschutz muss Produktionsziel werden,
The Guardian: “There are two major takeaways from this paper,” he said. “First, humans are extremely efficient in exploiting natural resources. Humans have culled, and in some cases eradicated, wild mammals for food or pleasure in virtually all continents. Second, the biomass of terrestrial plants overwhelmingly dominates on a global scale – and most of that biomass is in the form of wood.”
John Shanahan, Dr. Ing., Civil Engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Here are photos from many countries showing the positive side of nature and people. We can work to help make this available everywhere in the world through stabil, responsible, constructive governments, good working economies, plentiful, reliable energy sources, sound practices for the environment, nature and wildlife. It can be done.
Paul Driessen, senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org): Western USA conflagrations jump fire breaks because these ferocious fires are fueled by unprecedented increase in combustibles that radical green policies have created. These monstrous fires generate their own high winds and even mini tornadoes that carry burning branches high into the air, to be deposited hundreds of feet away, where they ignite new fires. It has nothing to do with climate change. Remove some of that fuel – and fires won’t get so big, hot, powerful and destructive.
polarbearscience.com: What is causing the death of the polar bear as a climate change icon? Fat bears are part of it, but mostly it’s the fact that polar bear numbers haven’t declined as predicted. ... Not only have we been seeing pictures of fat bears rather than starving bears in recent years but there are lots of them, in Western Hudson Bay and other seasonal sea ice regions where there should be none (if the models had been correct).
Edward O. Wilson: One of the greatest biologists since Charles Darwin discusses his plan to save the biodiversity of Earth, and include everyone in the effort. In a career that spans six-plus decades (and ongoing) Wilson aided in developing the concept of biodiversity, biophilia, and uncovered – along with partner Robert McArthur – the theory of island biogeography, all of which overturned how conservationists, ecologists and, yes even, world leaders looked at the natural world.
Museum Ladin, Italy: The 1987 discovery of the Ursus Ladinicus cavern in the Dolomites of Italy shows that certain plants grew 1,000 meters higher 50,000 years ago than they do today.
John Shanahan asks, "What would the world be like if we didn't have plentiful energy for the seven plus billion people?" After a period of time, the world might revert back to what is shown in this video. What do you think?