Tag: Global Warming

Help rebut misleading and mean-spirited anti-biodiversity Forbes article

Help rebut misleading and mean-spirited anti-biodiversity Forbes article

I’ve used this blog as a forum to highlight authors who deny the biodiversity crisis as a scam or hoax. We now have another example, unfortunately featured on the widely-read business website Forbes. I posted a plea on our Biodiversity Professionals Linkedin Group for help rebutting the article. I reiterate that plea here. Please help [...]

By April 23, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
Amazon rainforest turning from a carbon sink to a source of carbon

Amazon rainforest turning from a carbon sink to a source of carbon

Often cited as the lungs of the planet, it’s well-known that the Amazon rainforest is under attrition. Agriculture, mining, urban development, hydroelectric dams and global warming each pose separate threats. It seems that the lungs are suffering from the equivalent of lung cancer or emphysema. But just how bad is it, and how bad is [...]

By January 20, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Andean birds are now at higher elevations than 40 years ago

Andean birds are now at higher elevations than 40 years ago

A recent paper published by members of The Pimm Group confirms that wildlife is being affected by increasing global temperatures. Forty years ago, ornithologist John Terborgh collected data on various bird species along an altitudinal gradient on a tropical mountain, Cerros del Sira, in Peru. In 2010, Pimm’s team returned to the same location and recorded [...]

By December 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Climate change: “one of the most brazen scams in the history of the world”

Climate change: “one of the most brazen scams in the history of the world”

A RepublicanConservative friend of mine kindly asked for my response to a December 12 article by Jack Kelly about the lackluster negotiations in Durban on global warming. My friend thought that the report, by Jack Kelly, titled Long Faces in Durban, deserved a point-by-point response. Here is my rebuttal (lightly edited from the response I provided [...]

By December 16, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Conserving indigenous areas would significantly reduce carbon emissions caused by deforestation

Conserving indigenous areas would significantly reduce carbon emissions caused by deforestation

According to a PLOS Biology study reported March 15 in NatureNews, “deforestation in protected areas and indigenous lands is 7–11 times less than in the surrounding areas.” Such an observation offers a clear way ahead for advocates of rainforest conservation. By supporting preservation of indigenous lands and other protected areas (ILPAs), organizations “could slow forest [...]

By March 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →