Skip to comments.Biodiversity Crisis Is Worse Than Climate Change, Experts Say
Posted on 01/21/2012 5:33:31 PM PST by dila813
Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world. The challenges of conserving the world's species are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change. Dealing with the biodiversity crisis requires political will and needs to be based on a solid scientific knowledge if we are to ensure a safe future for the planet. This is the main conclusion from scientists from University of Copenhagen, after 100 researchers and policy experts from EU countries were gathered this week at the University of Copenhagen to discuss how to organise the future UN Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES -- an equivalent to the UN panel on climate change (IPCC).
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so what’s the fix for this, “purifying” the gene pool?
And here I thought it was fish going batty from too much Co2.
"I saw the 'expert' caption under his name on TV."
“... Experts Say..”
Experts in drumming up crises to secure the easy life on the grant and taxpayer teat.
Don’t you realize that having only 3,229 species of roaches instead of 3,230 species will doom us?
This is not a “biodiversity crisis” this is evolution at work.
The Dinosaurs should be pissed that no government agency funded by taxpayers advocated for their biodiversity
Crisis in biodiversity? What crisis? Are some of the animals protesting? Oh, yes, I forgot about OWS. My bad.
Stupid, hallucinating self-interested bureaucracy is the world’s biggest threat.
The best way to address the larger part of this is to follow what my Dad taught me. Clean up after ourselves, whether we are individuals or corporations or governments. Then listen to hunters, fishermen and ranchers. Or we could put the EPA in charge and let the looneys rule us. One or the other.
PEOPLE are the best managers of habitat vitality because they induce prospective disturbance and manage predation at all levels of the biological pyramid. Excluding people in the name of "preserving nature" will necessarily lead to catastrophic system crashes and multiple extirpations, whether due to multi-predator systems or uninterrupted succession, guaranteed.
They’ve figured out we ain’t buying their “Climate Change” bs anymore so this is the next scam.
Obama administration to spend $5oo billion in attempts to save Sand oil cockroach.
There is no need to save or conserve species. Every species is constantly evolving and new ones will emerge as they are able to compete for resources
Really? When’s the last time you saw a new species of elephant emerge? Or cat? Or bear? Or buffalo? Or deer?
There’s no new species coming, bud.
What do you know about plants, or insects........ you forgot most of the worlds species
“Laying the groundwork for the crisis that will lead to global government after Human Caused Climate Change’s downfall.”
Bears repeating your comment, because that’s exactly what this is about.
Another fake crisis requiring trillions of dollars for academic research (academic welfare), legions of new bureaucrats (government welfare), subsidized solutions companies (crony capitalism welfare) and millions of new regulations and laws.
I can just only imagine the biodiversity of the vermin at the OWS sites. Something we need to save?
There is a condition facing the world that is more dangerous than Biodiversity or world climate. The sky is falling!
Scientists need a grant to study the anomaly./s
Yea, I thought about this while working in my high-rise office building the other day....how can I keep doing what I am doing without biodiversity?
This is all part of the same Big Lie. Global warming (under its many names) has been warned of because it will lead to “the extinction of whole taxa” and a “great dying” not seen since a ten mile wide hunk of space crud blasted a huge crater and pushed all the dinos into a mass grave (figuratively, mostly). It won’t, it’s not happening, and the oceans warming at depth (another recently revived part of the Big Lie) isn’t happening either.
Yeah, TYGA. You would think they would see they are whipping a dead horse. What’s the old adage?
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
I don't know about that. There are still a lot of democrats aroung. LOL
Only a socialist solution can save us. We need to live in communes.
I guess global warming ...er climate change was not leveraging enough control over our individual freedoms. They needed a new crisis to use as an excuse for land set asides, the erosion of private property rights and pushing people into dense settlements to protect the earth.
“Ecosystem Services” is part of the new economic system that accompanies “sustainable development” http://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/ecosystem_services.htm
OK, I think that tells us everything we need to know. Real (political) science at work here. Har, har, har
How is biodiversity measured? What is the correct amount of it?
>> “and needs to be based on a solid scientific knowledge”
Who said scientists are incapable of applying deduction?
GLOBAL WARMING —————(morph to)————CLIMATE CHANGE -————(morph to)————BIO-DIVERSITY!
Go to where the $$$$ grants are!
(Once you build your cabin in the woods, you can become an environmentalist. Then, the next person who wants to build a cabin in your woods becomes an evil developer!)
Is it just me or when the Greenies scream CRISIS, I just ignore it. Everything is not a crisis but the liberal media has to state that it is over and over again.
If we just raise taxes, all will be well...
Fukushima will fix this “problem”.
The number of mutations will rise.
The pace of evolution will quicken.
I’m not joking.
——How is biodiversity measured? What is the correct amount of it?——
The correct amount is invertedly related to the amount of tax dollars that can be scammed By fearmongrering
To enviromental terrorist we have gained complete biodiversity when the human race no longer exists
This is gross abuse of the word “science”.
>>>Our twenty-year wildland restoration project on our property now hosts 357 vascular plant species, of which 245 are native. I defy the UN to find that kind of density in botanical species richness in any park, preserve, wilderness, or open space on the entire continent. I will happily challenge any expert they can produce.
PEOPLE are the best managers of habitat vitality because they induce prospective disturbance and manage predation at all levels of the biological pyramid. Excluding people in the name of “preserving nature” will necessarily lead to catastrophic system crashes and multiple extirpations, whether due to multi-predator systems or uninterrupted succession, guaranteed.>>>
Ditto on my little half-acre up here in Alaska. Folks are astonished at the diversity of plant and animal life in comparison to the relative low diversity of the surrounding boreal forest.
Yep, the “natural regulation” policy of the Park Service means that nearly two thirds of wolf deaths in Denali NP are due to cannibalism.
There are certain simple steps I would support. For instance, we could ban import and export of exotic animals as personal pets. The trade decimates populations in some cases, and destroys other ecosystems in others. Burmese Pythons don’t belong in Florida.
by that chart Biodiversity is going up exponentially
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