Monday, July 11, 2011

There are no Climate Change deniers working to save the foxes

 

When it’s your job and responsibilities to save wildlife you don’t have the luxury of false reality modeling. You have to know the lay of the land and have a good idea of the road ahead in order to save wildlife species already in danger of extinction. Climate Change will tax wildlife already threatened by human development, invasive species, pollution, and more. The agency committed to saving our wildlife--U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service--frames their attitude towards Climate Change in the way many other agencies who job it is to secure our environment while the planet’s atmosphere heat up—in no uncertain terms:

“There is no longer any doubt that the Earth’s climate is changing at an accelerating rate and that the changes are largely the result of human-generated greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere caused by increasing human development and population growth. Climate change has manifested itself in rising sea levels, melting sea ice and glaciers, changing precipitation patterns, growing frequency and severity of storms, and increasing ocean acidification.” U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Rising to the Urgent Challenge Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change

It’s going to get complicated trying to keep our wildlife going in the midst of Climate Change while doing all that the US Fish and Wildlife Service already does. Without the public on the same page on Climate Change it may well be impossible.

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