As oceans and atmosphere temperatures rise, weather will become even more volatile and intense. Storms will become more frequent and extreme. It took two hundred years of industrialization to reach this point of disaster and crisis. Ending the use of petroleum based fuels today will begin the reverse.
“Ukraine’s own delegate to the IPCC has publicly criticized the world’s continuing dependence on fossil fuels as a cause of continuing Russian aggression that will only make climate change worse. In a world facing increasingly severe climate impacts that threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, and which will help drive future conflict, the fossil fuel industry not only cannot help provide global security but is instead a continuing detriment to it.”
What determines what is an endangered species? The answer seems to be its utility to humans. Wolves are “useless” to humans because they endanger the cultivation of land by humans. What utility are wolves to the ecology? What utility are wolves to wolves?
If mosses, algae and lichen are threatened, the foundation of the Arctic, reindeer, will suffer.
The previous presidential administration removed wolf protections. As a result, culling took more than its quota by almost twice; half of some populations were lost. The Ojibwa Nation forfeited their traditional hunt because of the overkill. Now a U.S. federal judge has restored protections.
Despite the low population numbers within the “wolf zone,” a cull was allowed of the endangered animals. There seems to be no ecological reason for the cull in the protection zone.
The Fram Centre launches five new research programs with a total budget of 250 million NOK over five years.
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As the climate changes and traditional ways disintegrate under economic pressure, we need to examine the question of who benefits from climate research? As I scan jobs advertisements for work in the climate and ecology fields, most postings are for engineers and scientists that will plot economic growth for major corporations. The international economy will not facilitate the indigenous use of their traditional home, which yields no profit.