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Extinctions and Population Declines

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Waging war against invasive species. Invasive species, impact water supplies, impair hunting and fishing opportunities, interfere with energy production, exacerbate wildfires, damage America’s agriculture, and drive native species to extinction.

Waging war against invasive species

In Fiscal Year 2020, the U.S. Department of the Interior alone is investing an estimated $143 million to manage invasive species. In response to federal legislation, the Trump Administration in August released a draft strategic plan that provides a coordinated approach to combat this $120 billion assault on American prosperity that seeks to further align existing programs and policies across the Interior Department and to leverage additional public and private resources.

A recent report from the History channel notes that, “The history of invasive species is usually one of unforeseen consequences. The report lists seven invasive species that continue to wreak havoc across the United States, including gypsy moths and nutria. But governments alone will not win this war. Claims: Climate and Animals.

Concerns About Mammals

Concern about Mass Extinction Events. Tragedy Porn. Concerns about Declines in Bird Populations. Concerns about Reptiles: Turtles, Lizards and Snakes. Amphibians: Frogs, Toads and Salamanders. Fish and Sea Creatures. Concerns about Insects. Concerns about Plants. Species Migration. Biodiversity and New Species. The “Escalator to Extinction” Myth. Not Threatened By Climate Change: Bengal Tigers. Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The Big Cats — lions, tigers, panthers, cougars, leopards — have always fascinated and frightened mankind.

Not Threatened By Climate Change: Bengal Tigers

No… global warming is not killing gray whales – The sky is falling?!? “Local Extinction”: The Climate Crisis Term for a Shift of Species Range. Flatback Turtle.

“Local Extinction”: The Climate Crisis Term for a Shift of Species Range

By Lyndie Malan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Guest essay by Eric Worrall Apparently we now need to shut down industrial civilisation to prevent “local extinction” events, scary short distance migrations to more favourable territory. Climate change could make flatback turtle population be born all female or die out, scientist warnsBy Jane BardonThe members of one of the Northern Territory’s largest flatback turtle populations could all be born female in less than 15 years if rising temperatures continue unabated, a leading Australian turtle scientist says.The Honorary Fellow of Charles Darwin University and head of AusTurtle has used sand probes to monitor the rise in nest sand temperatures over the decades on the island and at other sites, including Ashmore Reef.The sex of hatchlings is determined by the sand temperature of their nests, and in 2016 all the Bare Sand Island nests were too hot to produce any males.

Let’s Welcome Warming! 2 New Studies Show Species, Biodiversity Harmed More By Cooling Than Warming. Two recent scientific publications underscore how mass extinction events are associated with global cool-offs, glaciation and sea level fall, and NOT warmer climates.

Let’s Welcome Warming! 2 New Studies Show Species, Biodiversity Harmed More By Cooling Than Warming

Life thrives when the globe gets tropically warm. Photo credit: NASA, public domain There’s been a lot of hype and hysteria surrounding the claims that the recent, modest global warming supposedly will have dire impacts on species diversity and survival. But the wild claims fly in the face of what the earth’s history shows us: Biodiversity and species thrived in warm periods, and struggled during the cooler ones.

Now scientific results published in two recent papers suggest this yet again. ‘Extinction Rebellion’ protesters block London bridges over climate change call. And to contrast with the French protesting too much climate mitigation policy, we have the [some in the] UK protesting not enough ~ctm From Sky News The demonstrators say human extinction is possible if world governments fail to do significantly more on climate change. 17:32, UK, Saturday 17 November 2018 Around 1,000 people were estimated to be on Westminster Bridge More than 70 people have been arrested in London after a protest which blocked five of the capital’s bridges to demand urgent action on climate change.

‘Extinction Rebellion’ protesters block London bridges over climate change call

The group Extinction Rebellion staged a sit-in on Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster, Lambeth and Southwark bridges. Madness: climate ‘projections’ can now be used as evidence to list endangered species. From the Center for Biological Diversity and the “data, we don’t need no steekin data!”

Madness: climate ‘projections’ can now be used as evidence to list endangered species

5-6C Global Warming Could Even Kill Tardigrades. Co-extinctions reduce the robustness of planetary life to catastrophe.

5-6C Global Warming Could Even Kill Tardigrades

Response of global diversity to environmental change: progressive, monotonic increase (‘planetary heating’; left panel) or decrease (‘planetary cooling’; right panel) trajectories in local temperature. Species either go extinct based only on their tolerance to environmental conditions (‘environmental tolerance’ scenarios = blue curves), or where species go extinct not only when unable to cope with changed environmental conditions, but also following the depletion of their essential resources (‘co-extinction’ scenarios = magenta curves).

Solid lines represent mean values, and shaded areas indicate the system boundaries (minimum-maximum) arising from 1000 randomly parametrized models (see Methods for details). New machine learning method predicts additions to global list of threatened plant species. Invasive species are the greatest cause of extinction. Of 217 mammals and birds that have died out, nearly all were on islands My Times column on the causes of extinction: Human beings have been causing other species to go extinct at an unnatural rate over the past five centuries, a new study has confirmed.

Invasive species are the greatest cause of extinction

Ooops! First animal claimed extinct due to 'climate change' found 'alive and well' Royal Society In Trouble Over False Extinction Claim Paper. From Dr.

Royal Society In Trouble Over False Extinction Claim Paper

Benny Peiser at The GWPF Obama’s Former Science Official: ‘Climate Science Is Not Settled’ It was presented as shocking evidence of the damage being done by climate change: a species driven to extinction because of a decline in rainfall in its only habitat. Now the “rediscovery” of a species of snail is prompting questions about the role played by the Royal Society, Britain’s most prestigious scientific institution, in raising false alarm over an impact of climate change. –Ben Webster, The Times, 20 September 2014 The Royal Society journal refused to publish the rebuttal, saying it had been “rejected following full peer review”.

Society should listen to the majority consensus opinion of expert scientists. The idea that “Climate science is settled” runs through today’s popular and policy discussions.