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Biodiversity Crisis Is Worse Than Climate Change, Experts Say
ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 20, 2012 | ScienceDaily

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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Laying the groundwork for the crisis that will lead to global government after Human Caused Climate Change's downfall.
1 posted on 01/21/2012 5:33:34 PM PST by dila813
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To: dila813

so what’s the fix for this, “purifying” the gene pool?


2 posted on 01/21/2012 5:36:17 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: dila813

And here I thought it was fish going batty from too much Co2.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 5:36:31 PM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
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To: dila813
"How do you know he's an expert?"

"I saw the 'expert' caption under his name on TV."

4 posted on 01/21/2012 5:37:16 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: dila813

“... Experts Say..”

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Experts in drumming up crises to secure the easy life on the grant and taxpayer teat.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 5:39:30 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: dila813

6 posted on 01/21/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (EWT OR oBAMA??)
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To: dila813

Don’t you realize that having only 3,229 species of roaches instead of 3,230 species will doom us?


7 posted on 01/21/2012 5:41:22 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: dila813

This is not a “biodiversity crisis” this is evolution at work.


8 posted on 01/21/2012 5:45:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: dila813

The Dinosaurs should be pissed that no government agency funded by taxpayers advocated for their biodiversity


9 posted on 01/21/2012 5:47:29 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: EyeGuy

Crisis in biodiversity? What crisis? Are some of the animals protesting? Oh, yes, I forgot about OWS. My bad.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 5:47:42 PM PST by abclily
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To: dila813

Stupid, hallucinating self-interested bureaucracy is the world’s biggest threat.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 5:48:41 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: dila813

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.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 5:52:06 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: dila813
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.

13 posted on 01/21/2012 5:53:50 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: dila813

They’ve figured out we ain’t buying their “Climate Change” bs anymore so this is the next scam.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 5:56:43 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: achilles2000

Obama administration to spend $5oo billion in attempts to save Sand oil cockroach.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 5:57:31 PM PST by FishinTX
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To: dila813

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


16 posted on 01/21/2012 5:57:31 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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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.


17 posted on 01/21/2012 6:02:44 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

What do you know about plants, or insects........ you forgot most of the worlds species


18 posted on 01/21/2012 6:04:56 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: dila813

“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.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 6:07:29 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: dila813
I know I'm sure glad we banned DDT and saved the many diverse species of Malaria vector mosquitoes.
20 posted on 01/21/2012 6:09:04 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: dila813

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.


21 posted on 01/21/2012 6:09:19 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: dila813

I can just only imagine the biodiversity of the vermin at the OWS sites. Something we need to save?


22 posted on 01/21/2012 6:11:29 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: dila813

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


23 posted on 01/21/2012 6:13:47 PM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Know et al

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?


24 posted on 01/21/2012 6:21:42 PM PST by There You Go Again
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

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.

Thanks dila813.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 6:28:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: There You Go Again

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.


26 posted on 01/21/2012 6:29:07 PM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: dila813

27 posted on 01/21/2012 6:29:34 PM PST by billybudd
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To: dila813
Think of it as evolution in action. The unfit are disappearing.
28 posted on 01/21/2012 6:35:03 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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The unfit are disappearing

I don't know about that. There are still a lot of democrats aroung. LOL

29 posted on 01/21/2012 6:37:04 PM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: Know et al
around—— sorry, I thought I did a spell check.
30 posted on 01/21/2012 6:38:24 PM PST by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Only a socialist solution can save us. We need to live in communes.


31 posted on 01/21/2012 6:40:23 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: dila813

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


32 posted on 01/21/2012 6:53:05 PM PST by marsh2
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The new panel is the biodiversity equivalent to the UN panel on climate change

OK, I think that tells us everything we need to know. Real (political) science at work here. Har, har, har

33 posted on 01/21/2012 6:56:56 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: dila813
IPBES -- an equivalent to the UN panel on climate change (IPCC).

of which the "experts" at IPCC will slowly become "experts" at IPBES
34 posted on 01/21/2012 7:01:47 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: dila813

Diversity of marine animals, and extinction events over geologic time.
35 posted on 01/21/2012 7:05:24 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: dila813

How is biodiversity measured? What is the correct amount of it?


36 posted on 01/21/2012 7:57:37 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: dila813

bfl


37 posted on 01/21/2012 8:10:15 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: dila813
nature is cruel, but fair...
38 posted on 01/21/2012 8:18:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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>> “and needs to be based on a solid scientific knowledge”

Who said scientists are incapable of applying deduction?


39 posted on 01/21/2012 8:23:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: dila813

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!)


40 posted on 01/21/2012 9:39:43 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: dila813

Btt


41 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:34 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: dila813

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.


42 posted on 01/21/2012 11:20:28 PM PST by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he says "The F'ing MUSLIMS attacked the USA and are the enemy")
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To: SledgeCS

If we just raise taxes, all will be well...


43 posted on 01/21/2012 11:54:50 PM PST by JmyBryan
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To: dila813

Fukushima will fix this “problem”.

The number of mutations will rise.

The pace of evolution will quicken.

I’m not joking.


44 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:28 AM PST by darth
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To: jimfree

——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


45 posted on 01/22/2012 6:30:21 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: dila813

This is gross abuse of the word “science”.


46 posted on 01/22/2012 7:07:36 AM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Carry_Okie

>>>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.


47 posted on 01/22/2012 1:52:01 PM PST by redpoll
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To: redpoll

Yep, the “natural regulation” policy of the Park Service means that nearly two thirds of wolf deaths in Denali NP are due to cannibalism.


48 posted on 01/22/2012 1:56:33 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


49 posted on 01/22/2012 11:11:47 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: billybudd

by that chart Biodiversity is going up exponentially


50 posted on 01/25/2012 12:28:47 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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