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Interesting read. As usual, for the lamestream media -- If it bleeds, it leads. Only stories fit to print contain blood in the ink.
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Jan Peter Blickenstaff
This morning I saw another story about how global warming is causing an increase in shark appearances around New York. No credit to the conservationists who have worked for decades to clean, restore and protect the swamps and the waters that support the sea life that support the seals that support the sharks. I'd be surprised if these journalists are even aware that this massive clean-up effort has been taking place, let alone what the effects of the effort have brought about.
@Jerryskids - that's easy. Environmentalists are cool, conservationists aren't.
Assistant Village Idiot
Honey bees are not a wild species; they are a farm animal, subject to the herd management policies of the farmers. Any loss of bees is simply mismanagement by the beekeeper, not an ecological apocalypse.
The suddenly promoted "apocalypse" reminds me of the similar dangers to the banana industry of a few years ago ... the dire warnings of the imminent collapse of bananas worldwide. I didn't but that one, and I don't buy this eschaton either.
It's just certain factions in each industry trying to gain marketshare, or influence the regulatory environment, or something. No need to worry.