How to Escape Species Extinction?

Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 23, 2019. Between 1970 and 2020, the world will have experienced a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations. What are the consequences of the loss of biodiversity for our survival? Speakers are Marco Lambertini (WWF), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (UNCCD), Inger Andersen (IUCN),…

Ecological Armageddon! Insects Vanish All over the World

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss! By Ben Guarino from The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/15/hyperalarming-study-shows-massive-insect-loss Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/09/1722477115 Musc and Sound effects by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/hummel-bombus-eye-insect-bee-1353423 Narrator Cormac Bren https://www.fiverr.com/cormacbren Further reading Professor Timothy Schowalter – Bugs are Friends: Taking an Ecosystem View on…

CO2 May Make Earth +10-15ºC Hotter, Like Early Paleogene

University of Bristol: A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. The Atlantic: They were strange days at…

Polar Bears hunting Seals

Exciting polar bear cam b-roll USGS footage from the bear’s perspective from 2014, 2015, and 2016. The USGS Alaska Science Center Polar Bear Research Project conducts long-term research on polar bears to inform, local, state, national and international policy makers regarding conservation and management of the species and its habitat. The USGS’s studies are primarily…