Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Climate Sunday: Losing Our Biodiversity

Some species are especially vulnerable to what we are doing to our environment:

New Study: Common Pesticides Kill Frogs on Contact

And some are simply moving on:

Butterflies Booking It North as Climate Warms  (what happens when they run out of "north"?)

Some species are dying out:  

UK moth numbers suffer crash, 40-year study shows

Some are sickened and threatened: 

'Refined mineral oils' blamed for bird contamination

It's past time we cared about the others we share our planet with.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Alison from Australia covered similar ground in her post today. I left a comment at her blog a few days ago speculating that the really vicious theocrats actually want to see biodiversity decrease in order to destroy evidence for evolution. If Darwin hadn't seen those finches, would he have had that epiphany? Yeah, I know Wallace was also working on "evolutionary" studies, but you get my point...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Loss of diversity hurts in all sorts of ways.

For example, when most all of our local banks were merged into a few Too-Big-To-Fail banks.

Vixen Strangely said...

@BBBB I've noticed considerable overlap between climate science denialists and creationists and I'm pretty sure the connection is deliberate--if people are ignorant of how adaptation works, they simply won't be troubled by the loss of species because they fail to see the interconnectedness of species within an ecosystem. The "teach the controvesy" crud creationists use is just as valuable to fossil fuel enthusiasts.