NewEnergyNews: With Climate Change, Trophy Hunters Are Shooting Themselves

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, March 21:

  • TTTA Thursday-The Leverage In The Green New Deal
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Doubled New Energy In A Decade
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Cuts Customer Electricity Bills
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 'Not your grandma's DER': Distributed resources modernize, prove value to grid
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: As California leads way with TOU rates, some call for simpler solutions
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Grid Going Digital
  • QUICK NEWS, March 19: Climate Change On The Campaign Trail; A Year Of Distributed Solar Growth
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Smart Cities Adding New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, March 18: What Students Striking About Climate Change Want; Clean Versus Renewable In The New Energy Transition
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Professor Mark Jacobson On The Green New Deal
  • Weekend Video: The Logic That Started The Trouble
  • Weekend Video: It’s Very Real
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • FRIDAY WORLD, March 22:

  • Next Up For The Global Youth Climate Strikers
  • World' New Energy In Record Acceleration
  • Global Wind Keeps Growing

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    With Climate Change, Trophy Hunters Are Shooting Themselves

    Trophy Hunting May Drive Extinctions, Due to Climate Change; According to a new study, hunting the most impressive animals weakens a species’ ability to survive in the face of environmental changes.

    Stephen Leahy, November 28, 2017 (National Geographic)

    “Trophy hunters, as well as poachers who ‘harvest’ the big males—antelopes and deer with the largest horns and antlers, elephants with the longest tusks, or lions with the most impressive manes—are putting those species at greater risk of extinction with climate change…[According to a just-released British study, ‘trophy’] animals tend to be the most evolutionarily fit and possess the high-quality genes a population of animals need to adapt quickly to a changing environment…They also father a high proportion of the offspring…

    [If they are killed before spreading those genes, it] reduces the overall fitness and resilience of that population…When environmental conditions change—a shift in seasonal rainfall or warmer temperatures—the risk of extinction increases dramatically, even with a healthy population of animals apparently unaffected by trophy hunting…This can happen even with an annual harvest rate as low as 5 percent of the high-quality males. With environmental change now a reality across the globe, the study shows that some animal populations facing even relatively light hunting pressure are more vulnerable to extinction than is generally believed…This also means poachers are even more of a threat since they target big males…” click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home