Today is world snake day: maybe you should run out and do something nice for our scaly limbless friends (though don’t hug them—they don’t like that)! Sadly though, many people do not appreciate sna...
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In the second excerpt taken from the Introduction to This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, the author calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our economy, our lifestyles, now – before they get changed for us
Unless you are a climate-change skeptic (and I hope there aren't any left), you should read this. We are running out of time to prevent the worst effects of global warming. Some experts believe that we have only two more years to make the necessary changes. After that, nature will force us to change. In this article, Klein reviews the explanations for our failure to act on the warnings that scientists have been giving us, and argues that our free-market system is to blame.
Do we have only TWO YEARS to change our society? For years, I have been focusing on invasive species as the greatest danger to Earth ecosystems. The acceleration of global warming has overshadowed by the invasives. We may have only 24 months to make some big changes.
From this point forward, I will emphasize news that relates to fossil fuel emissions, climate change, and global warming. There are good news sources on the Internet. I've collected some of them into a Newsletter (http://garryrogers.com/climate-news) that will give you a place to start. I invite all of you to join efforts to deal with global warming on the Internet and in the streets. See you there.
Not clear that the elephant likes this guy. We might just be seeing trained responses. Kidnapped as a child, trained (probably beaten) by her new family, exhibited for years, and then abandoned with strangers, the only goosebumps should be those of sympathy for the elephant.
The seals are mainly killed for their pelts but hunters also sell their blubber, which is used to make ‘seal oil’ and sold as a health supplement, and the penises, which are a popular ingredient in aphrodisiacs in some Asian markets
From the article:
"Canada’s Fisheries Minister has yet again ignored sound science in favour of her political agenda," Ms Aldworth said.
"The Canadian government acknowledges that climate change is causing mass mortalities for these ice-dependent seals, yet is still endorsing the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals on the planet.
"Instead of setting irresponsible and unsustainable seal quotas, our government should take immediate steps to end the commercial seal slaughter through a federal sealing industry buyout."
u mTest your global warming knowledge with our climate science quiz.
This is informative. You may be surprised by some of the answers.
An animal rights group says one of Ontario's top chicken producers is engaging in inhumane practices.
Mercy for Animals say they have hidden camera footage of slaughtering practices at Maple Lodge Farms, despite a court order to treat their poultry with more care.
The Earth has lost half the population of all its wildlife since 1970. What has caused the decline, and what can we do to address the consequences? The animal population on the globe has more than halved in the past 40 years, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Their Living
We’re nearly halfway through the legislative session and the Florida House and Senate are releasing their respective budget plans. Many important budget issues are still in flux.
Hard to hear with ears stuffed full of money.
Expansion of Four Utah Uranium Mines Halted, Center for Biological Diversity, http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/uranium-mines-03-26-2015.html 28 Mar 15 MOAB, Utah— In response to formal objections by Uranium Watch and...
"Recently, Australia's Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of "canned" hunting, whereby lions are reared in captivity and either hunted in enclosures or shot down soon after being released into the wild.
"The global community has a responsibility to protect animal life, especially imperiled species such as the African lion. With their initiative, Australia has demonstrated its commitment to protecting these majestic creatures.
"The United States, and other countries around the world, should do the same."
Chilean Wildfires Ravage Rare Species
Huge firestorms raging across parts of drought-stricken southern Chile have “wiped out” hundreds of rare plant species and threatened wildlife as well, according to environmental advocates.
The article points out that much more is spent on fighter jets than on protecting the country's natural heritage. In almost every country, our intraspecific wars and fears of war get much more attention and resources than do our wild plants and animals. We have such small brains.
Earlier snowmelt has been especially obvious in most of the mountain ranges of the western United States Staff Report FRISCO — A new NASA study focusing on northwestern Wyoming reinforces earlier research showing that global warming is already...
GR: We expect to break all-time temperature records across the Southwest US today.