"Nanaimo is calling on the provincial government to defer logging of old-growth forests as public opposition mounts to harvesting them."

Friday, April 2, 2021

"“Globally, we’ve crossed critical ecological limits in terms of biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions and conversion of forest lands — critical limits that we are exceeding here in B.C. and part of our current forest practices.” B.C. should defer logging old-growth until it has addressed recommendations in the independent Old Growth Strategic Review, commissioned by the province, he said. The report recommended deferring ­development in old forests, where diverse ecosystems are at risk, until a new forest management strategy is developed." [...] "Just 2.7 per cent of original high productivity old-growth forests remain and of that, 75 per cent is at risk, Geselbracht said." Link So why is the B.C. Provincial government under NDP leader John Horgan so keen on harvesting Old Growth Forests? It doesn't help that the NDP is backed by the United Steelworkers Union, which is based in the US. Talk about foreign intervention in another country's politics.

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Lords of Water

Monday, February 15, 2021

How did the process of overpopulation, liberals, environmental organizations and Wall Street all come together to privatize water on a global scale?

The documentary Lords of Water does a great job of exploring exactly that:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Not surprisingly as the documentary notes a lot of the movement toward actual water privatization (and the Green Party's complicity in it) made its early appearance in Australia.

I don't know if anyone remembers that wonderful B movie with a capital B from the 1980s Solarbabies?

Well say what you will about the film, call it absurd if you will, but as absurd as it may have seemed it nailed what the corporations and state would try to do with water in the future.

 

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BC NDP Unscientifically Justifies Illegal Aerial Killing Of Wolves to Protect Caribou Populations (which are declining to due to human habitat encroachment/development), while at the same time Killing Moose Populations in order to Starve the Wolves.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

 And the former Green leader Andrew Weaver endorsed them for re-election?

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"The government got caught red-handed trying to low ball a new moose cull in an effort to somehow starve out wolves and (theoretically) save endangered caribou herds."                 
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"Moose used to be a prolific species, but not any longer. And the difference here is that the government wants to apply a moose cull in the name of “caribou recovery.”

Unfortunately wolves are ruthlessly efficient pack hunters and will easily move onto another food sources (like caribou) if moose are not available."

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"But some people question the science of the cull, pointing to the loss of habitat as the cause for declining numbers.

A 2020 paper published in the international journal Biodiversity and Conservation, found that addressing potential threats from wolves did not slow the loss of mountain caribou in B.C. and Alberta, and that the government-sponsored cull has had “no detectable effect” on reversing the decline of endangered caribou populations."

  

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"UN Biodiversity Report: The world set a 2020 deadline to save nature but not a single target was met"

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 "If we continue our trajectory in the accelerating climate crisis, biodiversity will continue to deteriorate, driven by "currently unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, population growth and technological developments," the report said."

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"the rate of biodiversity loss is unprecedented in human history and pressures are intensifying," said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity, in a press release.
"Earth's living systems as a whole are being compromised. And the more humanity exploits nature in unsustainable ways and undermines its contributions to people, the more we undermine our own wellbeing, security and prosperity."


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"Pollution is still rampant, with plastic in our oceans and pesticides in ecosystems. Our coral reefs are dying. Our demand on natural resources is increasing. "

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"We have also plunged headfirst into the sixth mass extinction; wildlife populations dropped by more than two thirds since 1970, and have continued to decline in the past decade, the report said. "

Link

 (Not exactly a surprise...)

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"Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use"

Friday, July 10, 2020

"OTTAWA -- Canada's police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is proposing increased access to health care, treatment and social services to divert people away from the criminal justice system.
This would apply to people possessing a small amount of illicit drugs for personal consumption."
 

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"Merely arresting individuals for simple possession of illicit drugs has proven to be ineffective. Research from other countries who have boldly chosen to take a health rather than an enforcement-based approach to problematic drug use have demonstrated positive results."



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"Big old trees almost gone forever in B.C., scientists warn"

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The logical consequence of economic expansion with no end, the destruction of our own life support systems, like any other malignant cancer on its host.

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RIP Takaya

Friday, March 27, 2020

``Takaya, the lone wolf of Discovery Island, has been shot and killed``

 

Link


May you rest in peace far away from the illness of humankind.







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