Ecologist Jim Steele writes this superb essay on Green follies, where it’s OK to send forests across oceans to power former coal powered stations, destroy the environment to produce wind turbines, and use scary propaganda to hype a false agenda.
Oddly enough, when the Christian Science Monitor hyped Ceballos and Ehrlich 2015 with How To Prevent The Sixth Mass Extinction, their only solution was a cure that is much worse than the disease. They resurrected Camille Parmesan’s pitch for widespread introduction of species into new habitats where climate change is predicted to create a more favorable environment. Not only has that remedy always caused disastrous ecological disruptions, but climate models have been notoriously awful about simulating regional climate changes.
Guest essay by Jim Steele,director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Thirty years ago I never would have dreamed I would or could utter the words of my title. As a left-leaning young ecologist, I hated the way Limbaugh painted…
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I hadn’t posted about the “next mass species extinction” before, it was so absurd. Show me the bodies! It must be all about the Paris boondoggle in November.