Posts Tagged ‘polar bears’

@TheGreenParty time to stop persecuting us for Global Warming and help us survive it

May 10, 2017

It’s now an established political truth that the World is getting hotter and it is caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
This is also persistently proclaimed, by climatologists, as a Scientifically proven truth.
So far, the consequences have all been political I.e. conferences, debates and treaties.
Industry has complied by switching from burning fossil fuels to building wind turbines and solar panels. All very laudable but to what purpose?
The population of the planet is increasing geometrically and so is the amount of Carbon dioxide that we are producing, just by breathing.
Assuming we can keep feeding everyone and there are no natural disasters, global warming will continue regardless.
Is it not time that the politicians and climatologists turned their efforts to gaining some benefit from all the money spent on these conferences and accords?
Instead of writing further learned treatises showing incontrovertible proof that Polar bears will become extinct, the ice caps will melt, sea levels rise and many major cities drowned.
Instead of this, perhaps the experts could turn their attention to coping with their doom-saying.
Perhaps, moving new building to higher ground, instead of constructing expensive stop-gaps like the Thames barrier. The alternative may lie in learning to live in our own sewage like Venice.
Perhaps investigating how agriculture should adapt to new crops and fisheries to new food species.
Perhaps we should stop crying over the polar bear. We won’t save it by signing bits of paper.
If we must conserve the polar bear, it’ll have to be in zoo’s and cryonic chambers.
Climatologists have made the sale: Instead of badgering us into feeling guilty they should begin to earn their research grants and show us ways to adapt to what they can’t truly prevent

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Tiger’s are noble, foxes are vermin!

February 17, 2013

I’ve never really understood the angst arising from possible species extinction’s.

Apart from anything else, we wouldn’t be here if 90% of all species hadn’t gone extinct at one point in time.

Nearer to the present day we have had Mammoths, Giant sloths and Moa’s driven to extinction by early man.

Giant Tortoises and Dodo’s were killed off by our more recent ancestor’s, who found them delicious and thus deprived us of the opportunity of seeing if that opinion was justified.

Of course some species are useful (eg crested newts) in opposing planning decisions but there are others, which I am glad to know are no longer with us. E.g.  Wolves, in Britain, were killed off a century, or so, ago, although some freaks want to see them re-introduced.

Protect newts, re-introduce the Great bustard but why get dewy-eyed over Polar bears and tigers.

There are adverts for a charity to protect the Svalbard Polar bears. The same animals, one of which killed a young Brit last year and one of which chased down and killed a woman hiker a few years earlier. Why protect them and in what way? Does this charity propitiate them by feeding them elk?

Tigers are a weird one, Apparently there are more of them in The USA than in Asia. I daresay many Indian villagers would be happy if they were all in The USA.

Tiger attacks in the Sundarbans, in India and Bangladesh are estimated to kill from 50-250 people per year. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_attacks_in_the_Sundarbans ). These animals are not pussycats. Even trained Tigers can unexpectedly turn on owners who confidently assert the opposite of this. (Burmese tigers are 3metres long, tip to tip)

” Tigers must be preserved because they are noble, magnificent wild beasts  —  but not in my backyard”

It’s apparently okay that Indian peasants pay the price for this addition to India’s tourist revenue but the recent rare attack of a fox on a British baby marks these top predators as vermin, which should be eradicated.

Naturally, when they are close to the point of extinction, we can expect a charity to burst forth, urging us to stop the senseless slaughter.

I’m not saying we should exterminate all species that are of no use to us. What I am saying is let’s stop fighting the inevitable. Build reserves, if you must. Keep some in Zoo’s, if you’re desperate but don’t try using emotional blackmail on those of us, who don’t see a 5 metre long Siberian tiger ( taller and longer than a Range Rover), or a hungry pack of hyena’s, or a species of leech, as something that will be an unbearable loss to humanity should it cease to exist.

 

protect the predators

October 25, 2010

I worry about the polar bears. Their habitat is shrinking, apparently, and they’re having to move back on land, again, and live as their Grizzly bear ancestors did.

This probably means that we’ll hear more stories of Norwegians, Russians and North Americans being attacked by these ferocious but indolent predators. They probably can’t chase down caribou, as their kissing cousins, the Grizzly can, and will attack slower prey, such as Humans.

 The reference to kissing cousins is because one case of cross-breeding has already been documented, which may well have been a consequence of this threatened diaspora. Apparently the cross was like a bigger, stronger Grizzly. It was not made clear whether, or not, this cross-breed was fertile or a mule; so we don’t know whether, or not, we’ll be seeing a new species, which we will have to worry about protecting.

The good news is that Tigers are in no danger of becoming extinct, because, whilst they might be dying out in India (where they occasionally feed on the peasants, who, unfortunately, have little sympathy for the tiger’s plight), their population is booming in California, which now has the biggest proportion of The World’s (I have to keep remembering to Capitalise the definite article, when it is attached to a proper noun) total population of Tigers.