My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, October 06, 2008

More scare-mongering....

Of course, the solution can only be to end CO2 emissions....
Conservationists have taken the first detailed look at the world's mammals in more than a decade, and the news isn't good.

"Our results paint a bleak picture of the global status of mammals worldwide," the team led by Jan Schipper of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Gland, Switzerland, concluded.

"We estimate that one in four species is threatened with extinction and that the population of one in two is declining," the researchers said in a report to be published Friday in the journal Science. The findings were being released Monday at the IUCN meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

"I think the bottom line is, what kind of a world do you want to leave for your children," Andrew Smith, a professor in the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, said in a telephone interview.


Blogger Lemon said...

The question I have is, what the heck have they been doing for the last 10 years...
In their business, and their level of blind self interest, wouldn't they be doing a survey of mammals daily??
And who gives a damn about burrowing owls, anyway - they're always, well, burrowing and ya never see them.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

I wonder if anyone has ever calculated the amount of methane released into the air by the massive herds of North American bison back in the days when the plains was covered with them. Estimates of their numbers has them at close to 100,000,000 at any given time. That's a lot of farts. Not good for the climate, of course.

9:35 PM  

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