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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

GarryRogers:

The 1970’s efforts to deal with population were abandoned. Now, population growth, like global warming, cannot be stopped in time to save Earth’s species and ecosystems.

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline

by Damian Carrington

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A New Law of Ecocide Required

A New Law of Ecocide Required

GarryRogers:

Ecosystem destruction and Animal Rights are two sides of a coin. Neither can exist without the other.

Originally posted on hares on the hill:

Ecocide-Gun-Cover-Web-Version-pbd

In December 2015 we want at least one of the 122 countries who are signed up to the Treaty of Rome to table an amendment, a proposed addition, a 5th international crime to this statute (4 already exist: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War…

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Is whaling the biggest threat to whales?

As countries meet in Slovenia to discuss proposals for whale conservation the headlines are dominated by the activities of whaling nations. Source: www.theguardian.com

Is whaling the biggest threat to whales?

As countries meet in Slovenia to discuss proposals for whale conservation the headlines are dominated by the activities of whaling nations. Source: www.theguardian.com

Tanzania: Will Govt Move People So Wildlife Can Access Water?

Tanzania: Will Govt Move People So Wildlife Can Access Water?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dar es Salaam -After decades of struggling to help the wildlife of Serengeti National Park cope with Tanzania’s increasingly intense droughts, the government is implementing a controversial plan to use Lake Victoria as…

Source: allafrica.com

After so much water for wildlife has been lost to human diversions and use, it seems fair to move people to give wildlife a…

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The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People | InsideClimate News

The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People | InsideClimate News

It is probably the most influential paper on climate science today. But few outside scientific circles even know it exists. Though just six pages long, its dense, technical writing makes it largely incomprehensible to non-experts.

Source: insideclimatenews.org

GR:  The discussion of this paper on Inside Climate News is informative.

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Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business

Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business

But as ThinkProgress noted at the time, the real story was not a guacamole shortage, but the emerging reality of doing business in a warming world. While politicians continue to bicker over whether or not climate change exists, companies now have no choice in the matter — they must acknowledge the science and the risk and disclose the reality of that risk to their investors’ pocketbooks. Whether…

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Negotiation Is Over – Animal Rights Leadership Council

Negotiation Is Over – Animal Rights Leadership Council

RT @defendanimals1: Animal Rights Leadership Council http://t.co/bBPsYCfIIb via @CamilleMarino

by Roland Windsor Vincent

Sometime over the next few months I hope to launch the Animal Rights Leadership Council (ARLC), which will be a non-profit dedicated to the recruitment, motivation, activation of activists and the development of and training of leaders for the Animal Rights movement.

No…

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Brazil Amazon: New data reveal that annual rate of deforestation is up for first time in five years

Brazil Amazon: New data reveal that annual rate of deforestation is up for first time in five years

GarryRogers:

Such waste. Ecological succession, the natural process of recovery after a landslide or flood can take hundreds of years. However, the stripped and grazed landscape can lose its soil and become as barren as a lava flow. Humans could be long gone by the time nature reclaims the land. Oh Brazil, what are you doing?

Originally posted on boldcorsicanflame’s Blog:

Amazon

© http://www.theag…

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Useless Creatures (and Why They Matter)

Useless Creatures (and Why They Matter)

GarryRogers:

Here’s a quote from Aldo Leopold that relates to the article: “One basic weakness in a conservation system based wholly on economic motives is that most members of the land community [and ocean community] have no economic value. Wildflowers and songbirds are examples. Of the 22,000 higher plants and animals native to Wisconsin, it is doubtful whether more than 5 per cent can be sold,…

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Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to global change

Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to global change

 http://t.co/t5iYsfgr7D

Results Our findings show that hotspots may experience an average loss of 31% of their area under analogue climate, with some hotspots more affected than others (e.g. Polynesia–Micronesia). The greatest climate change was projected in low-latitude hotspots. The hotspots were on average suitable for 17% of the considered invasive species. Hotspots that are mainly islands or…

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Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership

Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership

As dwindling populations of monarch butterflies prepared for their annual migration, two undergraduate students in the William & Mary Plant Ecology Lab spent their summer trying to more deeply understand the plants upon which they rely.

Source: phys.org

Frightening how little we know about the things we love.

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Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US

Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US

New rules reduce rare wild cats critical habitat despite extending legal protection in 48 states, conservationists say
Continue reading…

Source: www.theguardian.com

Human demand for land for growth and profit gradually overcome the needs of wildlife.  Nature suffers gradual wasting in tiny steps.  Over times long for us, and short for Earth the beauty of nature is disappearing. We have to stay…

View On WordPress

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

GarryRogers:

The 1970’s efforts to deal with population were abandoned. Now, population growth, like global warming, cannot be stopped in time to save Earth’s species and ecosystems.

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline

by Damian Carrington

View On WordPress

A New Law of Ecocide Required

A New Law of Ecocide Required

GarryRogers:

Ecosystem destruction and Animal Rights are two sides of a coin. Neither can exist without the other.

Originally posted on hares on the hill:

Ecocide-Gun-Cover-Web-Version-pbd

In December 2015 we want at least one of the 122 countries who are signed up to the Treaty of Rome to table an amendment, a proposed addition, a 5th international crime to this statute (4 already exist: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War…

View On WordPress

Is whaling the biggest threat to whales?

As countries meet in Slovenia to discuss proposals for whale conservation the headlines are dominated by the activities of whaling nations. Source: www.theguardian.com

Is whaling the biggest threat to whales?

As countries meet in Slovenia to discuss proposals for whale conservation the headlines are dominated by the activities of whaling nations. Source: www.theguardian.com

Tanzania: Will Govt Move People So Wildlife Can Access Water?

Tanzania: Will Govt Move People So Wildlife Can Access Water?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dar es Salaam -After decades of struggling to help the wildlife of Serengeti National Park cope with Tanzania’s increasingly intense droughts, the government is implementing a controversial plan to use Lake Victoria as…

Source: allafrica.com

After so much water for wildlife has been lost to human diversions and use, it seems fair to move people to give wildlife a…

View On WordPress

The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People | InsideClimate News

The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People | InsideClimate News

It is probably the most influential paper on climate science today. But few outside scientific circles even know it exists. Though just six pages long, its dense, technical writing makes it largely incomprehensible to non-experts.

Source: insideclimatenews.org

GR:  The discussion of this paper on Inside Climate News is informative.

View On WordPress

Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business

Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business

But as ThinkProgress noted at the time, the real story was not a guacamole shortage, but the emerging reality of doing business in a warming world. While politicians continue to bicker over whether or not climate change exists, companies now have no choice in the matter — they must acknowledge the science and the risk and disclose the reality of that risk to their investors’ pocketbooks. Whether…

View On WordPress

Negotiation Is Over – Animal Rights Leadership Council

Negotiation Is Over – Animal Rights Leadership Council

RT @defendanimals1: Animal Rights Leadership Council http://t.co/bBPsYCfIIb via @CamilleMarino

by Roland Windsor Vincent

Sometime over the next few months I hope to launch the Animal Rights Leadership Council (ARLC), which will be a non-profit dedicated to the recruitment, motivation, activation of activists and the development of and training of leaders for the Animal Rights movement.

No…

View On WordPress

Brazil Amazon: New data reveal that annual rate of deforestation is up for first time in five years

Brazil Amazon: New data reveal that annual rate of deforestation is up for first time in five years

GarryRogers:

Such waste. Ecological succession, the natural process of recovery after a landslide or flood can take hundreds of years. However, the stripped and grazed landscape can lose its soil and become as barren as a lava flow. Humans could be long gone by the time nature reclaims the land. Oh Brazil, what are you doing?

Originally posted on boldcorsicanflame’s Blog:

Amazon

© http://www.theag…

View On WordPress

Useless Creatures (and Why They Matter)

Useless Creatures (and Why They Matter)

GarryRogers:

Here’s a quote from Aldo Leopold that relates to the article: “One basic weakness in a conservation system based wholly on economic motives is that most members of the land community [and ocean community] have no economic value. Wildflowers and songbirds are examples. Of the 22,000 higher plants and animals native to Wisconsin, it is doubtful whether more than 5 per cent can be sold,…

View On WordPress

Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to global change

Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to global change

 http://t.co/t5iYsfgr7D

Results Our findings show that hotspots may experience an average loss of 31% of their area under analogue climate, with some hotspots more affected than others (e.g. Polynesia–Micronesia). The greatest climate change was projected in low-latitude hotspots. The hotspots were on average suitable for 17% of the considered invasive species. Hotspots that are mainly islands or…

View On WordPress

Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership

Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership

As dwindling populations of monarch butterflies prepared for their annual migration, two undergraduate students in the William & Mary Plant Ecology Lab spent their summer trying to more deeply understand the plants upon which they rely.

Source: phys.org

Frightening how little we know about the things we love.

View On WordPress

Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US

Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US

New rules reduce rare wild cats critical habitat despite extending legal protection in 48 states, conservationists say
Continue reading…

Source: www.theguardian.com

Human demand for land for growth and profit gradually overcome the needs of wildlife.  Nature suffers gradual wasting in tiny steps.  Over times long for us, and short for Earth the beauty of nature is disappearing. We have to stay…

View On WordPress

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise
A New Law of Ecocide Required
Tanzania: Will Govt Move People So Wildlife Can Access Water?
The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People | InsideClimate News
Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business
Negotiation Is Over – Animal Rights Leadership Council
Brazil Amazon: New data reveal that annual rate of deforestation is up for first time in five years
Useless Creatures (and Why They Matter)
Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to global change
Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership
Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US

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