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Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby maryjane48 » Sep 13th, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby Because_They_Lie » Sep 15th, 2017, 2:36 pm

maryjane48 wrote:http://globalnews.ca/news/3737281/canadas-wildlife-decline-wwf-canada-report/


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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby Catsumi » Sep 15th, 2017, 5:39 pm

So, now it's official what I have noticed over the years. Our wonderful, magnificent legacy of wildlife riches are disappearing quickly.


It has been the greatest joy of my life witnessing a cougar at close range (from the safety of my car), bears, perigrines, ermine, fox, cariboo, beaver, hummingbirds, yes, skunks too (gorgeous in every respect), and mourn the loss of these creatures through loss of habitat and wilfull actions of ourselves. Wildfires have done their work too.

In order to mitigate some of the damage I have opened my chequebook over the years to help pay for food for animals in wildlife rehab centers. These creatures have been hit by vehicles, have broken wings after being caught in backdrafts from trucks, been entangled in wires, or wilfully assaulted and other horrible situations. I am not wealthy but I do what I can as I am able to.

Just a thought that I expect no one else to seriously consider: BILLIONS of dollars are spent annually by pet owners, normally dog and cat owners in order to feed them, vet bills, licenses, clothing, beds, transport cages, treats, etc.

I believe it would be so helpful if a couple of dollars per year could be donated by pet owners to offset the costs of wildlife rehab centers.

When one considers the enormous numbers of wild bird deaths due to "housecats" and the harassment of dogs to small mammals, deer, bears and so on, could not a little of the owners' expenditure go towards such a worthy cause? As stated I know this idea won't float anyone's boat, but maybe a few of you would consider this idea.

Will your grandchildren ever see, in the wild, what I have seen? Or, will we lose it all?

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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Sep 15th, 2017, 9:27 pm

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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby Ken7 » Sep 16th, 2017, 7:43 am

What is interesting is Biologists can turn a report to favor either side. I have a relative who used to work with Oil and do studies on the impact of a oil process project.

He openly admitted that you do the study, you tailor the report to suit the needs of the oil company and you do not tell all. Go figure, if you put all the facts down many of these projects would not be a go ahead. Further to, you would never be employed to do another as a biologist.

Don't always believe what you read, there is in many cases underlying reasons for such reports.

This is no different then people suggesting the last hurricane in the east was due to climate change, but the last 138 were not? Really, do you think we the people are all that naive.

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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby seewood » Sep 16th, 2017, 8:42 am

Catsumi wrote:Will your grandchildren ever see, in the wild, what I have seen? Or, will we lose it all?


Trick will be to get the grand children into the bush even today, let alone in the future. I have a couple of 18 year old grand kids that freek when a wasp is within 10 feet let alone a walk about in the bush. And after the drama, to the phones to post the "near death" experience.

Like many, my career choice and current location has provided no end of interactions with wildlife, many I'll never forget. Priceless.
Then there was a black bear up a tree in down town Penticton yesterday... ( tranquilized and relocated)
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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby bob vernon » Sep 16th, 2017, 8:59 am

Surrender. Put in a few more dams to reduce the habitat of the salmon. And let's get logging in those areas that the Caribou like. Get it over with. There is no appetite for preserving them. Open up the restrictions on moose and deer hunting and get the job of natural selection over and done with. Animals are inferior to humans and species extinction has been going on forever. And if you're a fundamentalist Christian, recall that the Bible says something about us humans "having dominion over the animals". So we can do what we want to them. The majority of people want to consume and stay in the cities and don't give a hoot about helping the animals and plants. And majority rules. Leftist environmentalists and Greens just don't get it.
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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby Catsumi » Sep 16th, 2017, 8:22 pm

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I am pretty sure you wrote that comment with tongue in cheek. I feel like that too. Why the hell care about our natural world when the majority are hellbent on destroying it without a second thought.

So, yes, maybe. Let's just get it over with and get down to wiping them off the globe. Who needs them? Who gives a hang about tomorrow?



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Re: Climate change pressuring Canada's wildlife

Postby Catsumi » Sep 17th, 2017, 11:02 am

Ken7 wrote:What is interesting is Biologists can turn a report to favor either side. I have a relative who used to work with Oil and do studies on the impact of a oil process project.

He openly admitted that you do the study, you tailor the report to suit the needs of the oil company and you do not tell all. Go figure, if you put all the facts down many of these projects would not be a go ahead. Further to, you would never be employed to do another as a biologist.

Don't always believe what you read, there is in many cases underlying reasons for such reports.

This is no different then people suggesting the last hurricane in the east was due to climate change, but the last 138 were not? Really, do you think we the people are all that naive.



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The population decline of insects (butterflies, esp. the Monarch, bee colony collapse), birds and mammals has been reported over and over again for years in fairly quiet statements. Well, that has now turned to a scream of alarm.

We can and should be taking protective steps to save our natural world to my way of thinking. We share the planet with creatures that are like canaries in a coalmine, and our lives depend on the health of this small globe.

I sometimes fantasize what an alien whizzing by the Earth might think..."what the hell are they doing to their home? It's like they are s:cuss: ing in their own nest!"

If we were suddenly transported to the barren, lifeless moon with just enough amenities to support our lives, what would our thoughts be looking back at "home" ?

The first post I made was a suggestion that perhaps we could mitigate some, just a little, of the damage we have done to wildlife by the donation of a couple of bucks annually to rehab centers.

I guess that's just too much for some, but I really do believe there are people out there reading this that may do just that.

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