My musings – The ecological impact of Trump’s border wall

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.

This list of musings concerns the ecological impact of the border wall between Mexico and the United States

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Highly recommended!!! A new collaborative virtual story map that that helps communicate the nuances and realities of the borderlands.

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Wild Versus Wall. A video produced for the Sierra Club. The video concerns the ecological effects of new enforcement infrastructure on the U.S./Mexico border.

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What would Trump’s wall mean for wildlife?

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Scientific American report. Building a border wall is an act of self-sabotage,

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NPR report – The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Newsweek – THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER WALL

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Splitting the Land in Two: Ecological Effects of Border Militarization

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Washington Post –  Border walls are bad for wildlife

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KCET – Trump’s border wall would be a disaster for wildlife

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University of Texas law school briefing document on the impact of a border wall. Excellent analysis

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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 musings – The ecological impact of Trump’s border wall”

  1. Daphne says:

    Bill, this is such a sad story. The whole point of the wall seems to be to “keep us safe” – keep out “terrorists” and the “bad guys”. Can you follow up with statistics about the efficacy of this. Where do the “terrorists” actually come from etc.?

    • Hi Daphne: Thanks for your comment. The reference material I provided focuses on the ecological damage of the wall and not the politics of immigration or terrorism. The first item on that list is a wonderful presentation on the ecological effect of the border produced by a wonderful artist and a group of ecologists. As to the terrorist issue, there are strong arguments presented on the Internet that seriously doubt that the wall will keep out terrorists.
      And, there are many moral arguments for what Trump is doing regarding immigration — in particular that no wall will prevent immigration. So, we need to balance the dubious claims from politicians against the real damage that the wall will do to the ecosystems on both sides of the border. In my view, Trump and his cronies have absolutely no reverence for life on this earth.

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