From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

When wolves attack ...

Trees grow tall, rivers stay their course and nature thrives.

We have been taught to fear wolves, that they serve no purpose other than to destroy, however as we found out after wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park the truth is often much more complicated.


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    1. It certain shows up our hubris in thinking we can control nature

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  2. .. and in Canada our current government has been told by the federal courts they are breaking the law by refusing to protect endangered species, and instead playing delaying games since 2007.

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  3. I hope this is the type of thing that is shared with children in our schools. A beautiful introduction to environmental impacts and management.

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    1. one would hope so, however, I have my doubts with the focus on test scores and the basics

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  4. Really amazing. Reminds me of the stuff about bears, salmon, and faster forest growth due to bear-crap fish fertilizer.

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    1. Or like fire renewing pine forests We ignore these interconnections at our own risk

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  5. Fascinating and humbling, Kev. This is why I shudder when I hear scientists talk, as I did this morning on Sunday Morning, about geo-engineering to combat climate change. We lack the wisdom to know what may be wrought by trying to make such changes.

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    1. Hubris Lorne, Plain and simple hubris

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