My latest musings on 14 August 2016

Here are my recent musings on Nature’s Web of Life.

This series of blog posts contains sources for my musings, my research, and my preparation for my student seminars. I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

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Killing Wolves On Public Land Is No Longer Acceptable

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Things to consider the next time you buy meat.

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Agriculture and overuse greater threats to wildlife than climate change – study

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Carnivore Cleansing Is Damaging Ecosystems.  Extermination of large predators such as wolves and bears has a cascading effect on delicate ecological balance

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How Whales Change Climate

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A ‘Bee Highway’ Was Built in Oslo to Protect Pollinators

One-third of Norway’s 200 wild bee species are endangered. Environmentalists hope this innovative ‘highway’ will help save them.

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Our Dangerous Conservation Crisis –  Our challenge in conserving wild creatures is human ecology—the world’s dominant, disrupting ecological force.

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Monarch population increases amid plans to build 1500-mile migration corridor

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Old People Don’t Care About Climate Change (a bit of sarcastic humor)

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What people get wrong about climate change

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Human activities that affect the ecosystem

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Nature Is Speaking – A deeply profound video by Conservation International

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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

4 Responses to “My latest musings on 14 August 2016”

  1. Kevin Franck says:

    Commenting on the Norwegian Bee highway. I haven’t reallt noticed negative issues with Bees here, especially wild bees for which I have seen more here than anywhere else. Especially various varieties of Bumble Bees and lots of them. The wildflowers like Dandelions are not an issue here in Scandinavia as they are over in the States where Big Corporate Agro-Chemical entites develop a plethora of science-based chemicals to kill them and other plants dislike in lawns. As far as Norway being Eco-Green minded ? I don’t think they are any better than Sweden or others in the EU, although they promote themselves heavily as being such. Norway’s dependence on Big Oil for economy is vital. If that goes the entire country collapses.

    As far as the Old People don’t Care video, that is absolutely true here and it’s not very funny. My wife’s daughter was speaking with on older woman a few years back on the Earth and environment and asked what she thought about the kind of world her grand children would inherit in 15 years. The ladies response was, “What the hell do I care, I’ll be dead in 15 years. That will be their problem.” This attitude is common here and this is the poster child country of everything eco-green and wonderful about living under a Socialistic Secular Paradise. Unfortunately the present state of all world government badly needs removal. They just don’t have viable answers and people tend to follow a bad leadership

    • Kevin: Thank you so much for your detailed reply.

      Regarding pollinators, most of my information has come from US experiences and issues. Clearly we seem to be reversing course as we head into the pre-“Silent Spring” days. Monsanto and Roundup seem to be the current evils. Have we forgotten our history???

      I love the old folks video because it uses sarcastic humor in a great way to illustrate a vital point about humans and their lack of a legacy consciousness. I’m passionate about environmental education because our youth are our only hope.

      • Kevin Franck says:

        Some people have touted this Pokemon Go game as a way of getting people outdoors, especially youth. But it’s a joke, no one here in Sweden playing that dumb time wasting game in parks or nature walks even looks at the scenery. Like everything else electronic, these people have their tunnel vision glued to a stupid hand held screen. No one even notices trees, flowers, birds, squirrels, etc.

        • Hi Again Kevin: I totally agree with you up to a point. I teach an environmental education curriculum where I encourage the use of cell phones because they can be a great tool for taking notes, quick Internet research, and for outlines to be used for guiding seminar presentations.

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