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The faulty science, doomism, and flawed conclusions of Deep Adaptation | openDemocracy

opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/…

#adaptation #ClimateChange #science
The dog that hasn't barked (yet) in US-China relations | TheHill

thehill.com/opinion/intern…

#US #relations #China
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Large charismatic birds with disproportionately large beaks and distinctive calls, #hornbills are the #farmers of our #forests. Today’s #WildAboutFacts series focuses on these feathered foresters.

Join us & share your hornbill images!

Rufous-necked Hornbills
📷Sarbajit Ghosh
#WildAboutFacts

There are 62 #hornbill species in the world, with 32 in #Asia and 30 in #Africa.

#India is home to 9 of them including the #GreatHornbill, the #MalabarPiedHornbill and the #RufousNeckedHornbill.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
📷 @samyak15
#WildAboutFacts

Several #hornbill species have a distinct #casque on their upper mandible. #GreatHornbills have a prominent #yellow and #black casque.

📷 Keya Das
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Thoughts #Thread: Our bi-party political system, #IdentityPolitics & #media brainwashing serves to only be controlled by #billionaires. The same ones that have started wars, stolen trillions of wealth, raped our children & plotted our #extinction.
This is the #truth and we have hard evidence of it. The only way to combat their power of institution is through unifying our individual free will as a group to counter. Our goal is straight forward and pragmatic. Their power is dependent on our complicity.
Remove the complicity and we win. Their crimes against humanity will lead to their consficated wealth. We need to unplug from their matrix, their system of control though our money supply, subverted religions, media & entertainment that turns people into extremists only to divide
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Thing I’ve been hearing a lot recently: “Real Time Fish monitoring should dictate when the CVP & SWP export pumps are turned off to protect #endangeredspecies. See fish-pump off...no fish-pump on”.

There is *so* much wrong with this, it will require a #thread to unpack.
2a) Real time monitoring is not individual surveillance. Ecological monitoring will always miss individuals, esp. for rare species. (ie, we call it “sampling” & use statistics).

Monitoring will likely miss rare species & the early/late migrants that populations depend on.
2b) This point — the need to maintain life history diversity to prevent declines — can’t be overstated. Just protecting a narrow slice of these species’ diversity is a recipe for further decline & loss of resilience.

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…
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Visiting #LaReunion allowed for a very special adventure with my 8-month old son. We wanted to see one of the rarest birds in the world before it disappeared: the Reunion Cuckoo-shrike.

This is a thread about #birds, #birding, fatherhood, #biodiversity and #extinction ... 1/13
@Team_eBird @BirdLife_News @BirdWatchingMag @Natures_Voice @WildlifeMag @Britnatureguide @RareBirdAlertUK @extinctsymbol @BirdNoteRadio 2. What does #extinction mean? What does it feel like? How does our species internalise, let alone rationalise, the loss of another?

Perhaps, like the Universe itself, the #anthropocene sixth mass extinction is too big, too abstract, just too *much*, for us to absorb.
@Team_eBird @BirdLife_News @BirdWatchingMag @Natures_Voice @WildlifeMag @Britnatureguide @RareBirdAlertUK @extinctsymbol @BirdNoteRadio 3. So let's focus on just one species: a bird few have heard of, and fewer would likely think or care about. A type of cuckoo-shrike found only on #Reunion, the next-door island to my home in #Madagascar.

A bird from an island where avian extinctions have already occurred.
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#TetZooCon 2019: a thread. We've over the half-way mark as goes filling up the venue, and it's only early September. TetZooCon is being held at University of London's THE VENUE, Malet St, #London, Oct 19th & 20th. Around 18 talks, an art exhibition, 3 discussions, stalls, merch..
Book places here (we don't send paper tickets)... this is also where you book for the conference meal and the (separate) #palaeoart workshop (which currently runs in parallel to part of the main event, alas): tetzoo.com/convention
#TetZooCon 2019 includes a special session on natural history film-making, with a talk from Amber Eames (on her #swans film) and an on-stage discussion and Q&A with Paul Stewart, Nick Lyon and Zoe Cousins...
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(Thread) A scientist’s view of the urgent need for @GavinNewsom to sign SB#1, written by @sentoniatkins.

Like every scientist concerned with preventing #extinction of #SFBay’s fish species, I want #endangeredspecies management to use only the best available science. 1/
@GavinNewsom @SenToniAtkins I supported then-Secretary @sallyjewell's call to review #endangeredspeciesact safeguards for the Bay’s imperiled fish species. Those reviews were necessary bc endangered fish continued to decline; Jewell wrote that she expected the review to lead to increased protections. 2/
@GavinNewsom @SenToniAtkins @sallyjewell Then science-denialists in the Trump Administration manipulated the scientific process used to develop @NOAAFisheries scientific review and tried to bury the best available science. latimes.com/environment/st…
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This may be hard to swallow, but it's crucial re #ClimateChange so please hang in there:
- 56 million yrs ago the world experienced a mass extinction event so severe that nearly ALL LIFE in the oceans was destroyed. It's called the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM).
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The PETM was caused by massive release of CO2 & GHGs into Earth's atmosphere, leading to heating and O2 depletion of the oceans. Life in the seas literally cooked & suffocated.

OK, you say, so why's that important now?

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So? Here:
"we are now emitting carbon 9–10 Xs faster than during the PETM. If the present trend of ^ing carbon emissions continues, we may see PETM-magnitude #extinction & accelerated evolution in as few as 140 yrs or about 5 human generations."
agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.10…
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