Climate Change Fail : 2010 UN Year Of Biodiversity

The Madagascan flying fruit bat

2010 was the United Nations year of Biodiversity; Biodiversity was to have been the new Global Warming front end, instead of drowning cities, nice fluffy animals from the Disney psyche would be horribly drowned and it would all be just, dreadful!

Sadly for Biodiversity it arrived after one too many cries of wolf, so it was largely ignored, smothered beneath a plethora of terms to replace Global Warming; which by now caused Global Cooling, earthquakes and every event possible “could in some way, or other been caused by AGW”.

It is a fact of evolution that some species evolve and prosper, others fail to do so and become extinct. Without doubt man has been responsible for the extinction of many species, as has climate and freak natural events that did for the dinosaurs. Naturally we all want to live in world with many different species of flora and fauna and man must take steps to limit his direct impact on the environment, that is both sensible and realistically achievable.

The problem for the UN Year of Biodiversity was the inexorable link to Global Warming:

2010 was the United Nations’ International Year of Biodiversity, but if that fact somehow passed you by, you are by no means alone. A survey has found that last year’s global campaign to raise awareness of biodiversity and stimulate action to preserve it has had virtually no impact.

On Wednesday, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published the results of the survey of attitudes and knowledge relating to biodiversity and the natural environment (PDF). More than 1,700 people were interviewed in March on topics ranging from their use of public parks to their participation in conservation volunteering programmes.

Researchers found that 18% of respondents know “a lot” about biodiversity in 2011 compared with 20% in 2009; 30% know “a little” compared with 24%; 18% have “only heard the name” compared with 21%; and 31% haven’t even heard of it, down from 32%.

It would be rash to draw the conclusion that people aren’t concerned about biodiversity. In the same survey, 78% of respondents agreed that they “worry about changes to the countryside in the UK and loss of native animals and plants”. Concern for organisms and their habitats is very much a part of the public consciousness; the term “biodiversity” clearly is not.

The problem is compounded by a dearth of campaigns against species loss. This is in itself surprising. The causes and effects of reduced biodiversity are easy to communicate and understand, compared with the complicated mechanisms and myriad effects of climate change

Once in the dim and distant past, there was an organisation called the World Wildlife Fund that concerned itself with the plight of Pandas and other endangered species. Then somewhere along the way the World Wildlife Fund became the WWF and moved in to the great Climate Change Scam, gone were the nice fluffy pandas of yesterday, replaced by bullshit stories of Himalayan Glacier melt predictions adopted as gospel science in the now debunked IPCC 2007 report.

The warming alarmists refer to bloggers like Aardvark as Climate Change Deniers, Climate Sceptics and other er, terms of endearment; the point these people miss is: no one is denying that the climate changes over time, the ice ages alone are proof of this.

What is being questioned is the cause and rate at which the climate is actually changing.

All the warming alarmist predictions have been proved wrong, the planet is getting cooler, the polar ice caps are growing, areas that would depopulate  now have some of the fastest growing populations, the list of warming alarmist fails is endless.

Despite their endless fear scenarios man has a limited impact on the planet, thus there is a little man can do to stop species loss other than take precautions not to pump poison in to rivers, other than this the climate will change and some  species will thrive and others that fail to do so will die out. Its called nature.

The ecomentalists should wake up and confront the truth: There is the way it is and the way it should be, sadly all we have is the way it is.

About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. http://toryaardvark.com @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Biodiversity, Church Of Climatology, Green Lies, IPCC, ManBearPig and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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