Tag Archives: biodiversity

Failing the test of environmental conservation

I have worked as a hydrologist and environmental scientist for 30 years.  Over that time hope for environmental conservation has given way to fatalism.  Governments of all ilk have failed to reverse environmental and biodiversity decline.  There has been some … Continue reading


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Is Ecomodernism the third way on climate change?

The headline here is the title of a blog post on “The Hill” by Julie Kelly. It contains three terms that seem likely to annoy any thoughtful conservative. Ecomodernism is a term used for toasters, pants, lampshades, etc. that have … Continue reading

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Economic growth and environmental management in a global Iriai

The Ecomodernist Manifesto published last month delivers a new and optimistic approach to development and the environment. The bottom line is that: Intensifying many human activities — particularly farming, energy extraction, forestry, and settlement — so that they use less land and interfere … Continue reading

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Changing our approach to the environment

An integrated government and community structure for delivering biological conservation is proposed utilizing interacting environmental science teams having a range of necessary skills incorporating ecological, engineering, archaeological and other skills including local knowledge. These would operate in local government jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Planetary boundaries, tipping points and prophets of doom

There is a paper that appeared in January in Science: Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. They presume that human development should be guided on a limited set of criteria that they say are approaching tipping points, … Continue reading

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