By Robert Sproul
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2016 Oct 27, 1:19pm
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We have killed 60% of the planetâ€™s vertebrates in the last 40 years.
If I still gave a sliver of a fuck, I would wish we had political leadership that would discuss the death of the planet instead of who is grabbing whoâ€™s pussy.
Leave it to CIC to make a dumb ass comment about a serious issue. Only morally bankrupt people think that the current generation should trash the Earth for a little short-term profit taking.
"I know more about ecology than the scientists do." ~ Donald J.Trump
Great news, there was a vibrant discussion in the link criticizing the way the data was collected and highlighting the possibilities of error
This makes me wonder likewise whether when Einstein discovered relativity there may have been a major discussion about the limitations chalk and chalkboard.
...Stuart Pimm, professor of conservation ecology at Duke University in the United States, said that while wildlife was in decline, there were too many gaps in the data to boil population loss down to a single figure.
"There are some numbers [in the report] that are sensible, but there are some numbers that are very, very sketchy," he told BBC News.
"For example, if you look at where the data comes from, not surprisingly, it is massively skewed towards western Europe.
"When you go elsewhere, not only do the data become far fewer, but in practice they become much, much sketchier... there is almost nothing from South America, from tropical Africa, there is not much from the tropics, period. Any time you are trying to mix stuff like that, it is is very very hard to know what the numbers mean.
"They're trying to pull this stuff in a blender and spew out a single number.... It's flawed."
But Dr Freeman said the team had taken the best data possible from around the world.
"It's completely true that in some regions and in some groups, like tropical amphibians for example, we do have a lack of data. But that's because there is a lack of data.
"We're confident that the method we are using is the best method to present an overall estimate of population decline.
"It's entirely possible that species that aren't being monitored as effectively may be doing much worse - but I'd be very surprised if they were doing much better than we observed. "
Of course it's a serious issue. What would you and PussyUltra57 do if the goat population disappeared?
Honey, we all know that you are the only goat fucker here. You numerous attempts to project your perversions on others always fail.
With 58% of the vertebrates dead, anyone who says ecology is not one of the most important economic and national security issues is a dumb ass of the highest magnitude.