Climate Change and Species’ Deaths (including yours)
We learned today that birds in France are unable to migrate [ark] fast enough to keep up with their habitat. And the Arctic tundra is being invaded by trees [ark]. Humans too are animals with specific heat, moisture and food requirements. Where will we run as we lose our habitat?
Climate change — and the host of attendant ecological crises associated with too many humans consuming too many resources at the expense of life giving ecosystems — will together not be some minor irritant. Climate-mediated global ecological collapse [search] will be gut-wrenching biological murder as conditions where you live become unable to sustain life.
Meanwhile the best the brightest can do is ramping up huge biomass burners for energy [ark], as if the world's forests do not face enough stresses already. And Australia introduces a new type of ecological imperialism in the name of reducing carbon emissions, helping Papua New Guinea cut down on deforestation [ark] (but what of selective logging's continual diminishment?), while refusing to end logging in Tasmania.
For centuries we have been burning and cutting the Earth to death — now we do it more efficiently than ever, ensuring homogenous lands and oceans can no longer sustain the panoply of life Gaia gave us. We will stop destroying and strictly protect natural ecosystems, and begin the era of ecological restoration — each of us getting out there daily with tools and fixing what we have destroyed — or like the French birds, Arctic species and PNG rainforests, our species including your children will die.