The sky is falling?!?

“Report claims “crop failures brought on by climate change” are the reason caravans of Central Americans stream to the United States illegally.” – Greg Walcher_____________

“A decade ago, the World Wildlife Fund issued a nigh-hysterical “study” that warned humanity would have to abandon Planet Earth and colonize two planets within the next 50 years, if we continue to exploit natural resources at the current rate,” says Paul Driessen. “Humans are “plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life,” the WWF intoned ominously.

“Building on that success, the same doomsayers recently issued an equally credible “study,” warning that humans have killed more than half of all the wildlife in the world since 1970. And it’s mostly the fault of the United States, because (among other sins) it has resisted and even blocked the “transition to a net carbon-neutral society” and has not done enough to “halt and reverse nature loss.”

“Both “reports” naturally received adulatory coverage by the “mainstream” media, which always likes to exploit a good crisis to sell copies and advertising. In this article, bona fide environment and natural resources expert Greg Walcher offers a few facts that eviscerate the WWF claims.”

The sky is falling?!?

Ridiculous report claims humans have killed more than half the world’s wildlife in past 48 years

Greg Walcher

A recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims humans have killed more than half of all the wildlife in the world since 1970. The report attracted media mass attention, even though the actual 145-page essay doesn’t really say that, much less prove it.

More ironic, the political focus is mostly on countries where the declining wildlife populations do not live, and the solution suggested is so vague it couldn’t possibly address the issue.

The hype about the document, an annual harangue called the “Living Planet Report,” is not surprising, considering the source. This is the same organization that told us a decade ago we would all have to abandon Planet Earth.

“Earth’s population will be forced to colonize two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate, according to a… study by the WWF. [The study] warns that the human race is plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life. The report… reveals that more than a third of the natural world has been destroyed by humans over the past three decades.”

A remarkable conclusion

That was a remarkable conclusion, especially considering that 71% of the Earth’s surface is water. That means humans would have to have destroyed virtually every square inch of land on Earth for the report to be credible. So it’s incredible that the WWF and its annual report continue to attract media attention.

This year’s diatribe claims almost 60% of all the fish, birds and animals on Earth have been killed by people in two generations. It proposes “a new global deal for nature,” a companion for the Paris Climate treaty. Except unlike Paris, the proposed “new deal for nature” has no numbers and no specific goals. In fact, there is no definition of what the agreement might entail.

Rather, it includes vague suggestions that we’re not locking up enough land from public access, nor creating enough national parks, wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and other “unpeopled” places. For the United States, that means the WWF is not satisfied that laws, regulations and other actions have already prohibited mining, drilling, timber harvesting and other human activities on 427 million acres of federal land. That’s the size of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming combined, and it does not include state and private lands that have also been closed to most human activity.

The report’s language is decidedly European and American, using policy terms common to the western environmental industry. For example, it discusses the “progress” in removing dams in the USA – levying special criticism on agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley – and approvingly cites efforts to designate more wild and scenic rivers.

It continues the ongoing criticism of western mining, timber production and “unsustainable agriculture,” accusations with which we’re all too familiar. In truth, these people simply want to stop most human uses of land, water and other resources of the American West.

There is another major problem with using this report to further that goal. The wildlife it laments do not live in the American West. Many are found in countries where energy-deprived, jobless, hungry, desperate people cut down forest habitats for fuel, eat wildlife to survive, and kill other species to sell their ivory, horns or meat for a few dollars.

Reported declines based on computer modeling, not counting of actual animals

Also, keep in mind that the reported declines in wildlife populations are based on computer modeling, not actual counting of actual animals. Still, even if you give such a report the benefit of the doubt, as many will, the dangers cited are from “warming oceans choked with plastic,” allegedly toppled rain forests, and supposedly dying coral reefs. Thus, populations are said to be tanking worst in the oceans and tropics, including an 89% decrease in South and Central America.

But make no mistake – the U.S. is nonetheless at fault. The report claims “crop failures brought on by climate change” are the reason caravans of Central Americans stream to the United States illegally. That’s why we must “urgently transition to a net carbon-neutral society and halt and reverse nature loss – through green finance and shifting to clean energy and environmentally friendly food production.”

How those terms are defined or implemented in a truly ecological, sustainable manner (more vague, malleable, politicized terms), the report does not say.

In a way, the details in this report may actually disprove its own conclusions. The U.S. and Canada are among the countries that use the most natural resources. Yet the worst wildlife declines are in the tropics, not in North America. The prime examples cited are African elephants, whale sharks, orangutans in Borneo, wandering albatross near Antarctica, jaguars in South America, gharial crocodiles in India and Nepal, and giant salamanders in China.

WWF “green finance” and “clean energy” facts completely upside down

To note just one example where the WWF gets its “green finance” and “clean energy” facts completely upside down, a major reason orangutans are disappearing is that their habitats are being cleared to make room for palm oil biofuel plantations. How that is ecological or sustainable the WWF does not say.

The World Wildlife Fund is not the only Chicken Little constantly warning of a dire future. A similar article, published in the National Academy of Sciences journal last spring, was even more shocking. It claimed that since the dawn of civilization, humans have caused the loss of 83% of all mammals and half of all plants on Earth.

That’s because, WWF says, “the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life.” However, the WWF and many other environmental industry groups, also oppose modern mechanized farming practices and seeds that significantly increase yields, allowing farmers to feed more people from less land. Still more ironies and non sequiturs.

So while you stop driving cars and heating your homes, you might also need to stop eating – while you pack for the trip to some other planet.

If we are not Chicken Little, is the sky still falling?

Greg Walcher is president of the Natural Resources Group and author of “Smoking Them Out: The Theft of the Environment and How to Take it Back,” now in its second printing. He is a former head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.





17 thoughts on “The sky is falling?!?”

  1. it is very likely that humans killed off half of the animal population. Go to Africa and talk to people who remember. The fact that global warming is nonsense does not mean that humans are not damaging the environment. be pragmatic and truthful, not a fanatic. We have enough fanatics to go around.

  2. Quote:
    Rather, it includes vague suggestions that we’re not locking up enough land from public access, nor creating enough national parks, wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and other “unpeopled” places.
    The whole purpose of carbon Credits is to defund Africa, and for that matter South America and return it to the tropical disease centre it was prior to the steam engine.
    That means allowing Ebola to run riot, and no restrictions on migration out of Africa to Europe under UN mandate With the purpose of returning the “dark” continent to a continent wide wild life park.
    12 Monkey’s has nothing on this plot.

  3. If the world would adopt the North American model for wildlife management there would be plenty of wildlife to go around. In Colorado, hunters and anglers pay 75% of the bill for wildlife management. When people have a vested interest in wildlife and are willing to pay then people benefit and wildlife benefits.

  4. Natural Resources Group is a commercial enterprise with vested interests in real estate and while I can understand their point of view I have to say this article is biased and wrong. I am 60 years of age and travelled enough to see the changes and destruction that a growing, hungry, ignorant and careless population has caused on this planet. Pollution, land sterilisation and over consumption is far more of a threat to us than climate change. The loss of the natural world as we know is bringing the end of our culture and the beginning of an age of great suffering and illness.

  5. Computer modeling, the driver of Fake Science! What would the Fake News do without these major scares they use to condition the minds of the masses?

  6. a slight mod to their title…from wwf
    to WTF?
    how any sane/ rational being could give a jot of credibility to their outrageously UNproven/unproveable claims..
    I do note they themselves didnt use REAL LIFE to base this on
    but damned modelling rears its ugly head yet again
    Tar and feathering would be in order
    them AND their computers too;-)

  7. It would serve the migrants right if they did come north and find themselves in bankrupt cold countries with hostile natives and not enough to eat.

  8. … “crop failures brought on by climate change” …
    OK… Crop Failures are Blamed on Climate (not Weather)
    Crops FAIL In Very Cold Climate
    “GLOBAL FREEZING!” is the new Climatology SLOGAN!

  9. Does this fit in with the Agenda 21 one hears mentioned? Not looked into it myself but from what I have seen isn’t depopulating the countryside and cramming everyone into ultra managable megatropolis’, or at least those left, the thrust of such awful thoughts?

    There are now not only the dumbest generations ever known being raised but also some of the most unpleasant, narcissistic and malevolent. Of that I accuse both extremes of the political spectrum.

    • The problem for the Eco Elite is once the fall from grace starts and the energy civilisation breaks down for the urban metropolis, they get caught up in the mayhem with the rest of us.
      If it were me, I would have a published list to make sure those which caused this AGW end of the human world as we know it today, received the same deserts as the rest of us, after all in green socialism fairness in re-education rules.

    • But you have to admit that cramming people into large cities, when you turn the grid into a useless thing, is bound to give a great boost to depopulation. The whole supply system has been changed so that there is very little food “in the cities” beyond a day or so rations. No power, no gas to get out. No power, no water either. So if you can take down the grid and have to do a “black start” that will take a week or so to reconnect the city, chances are you have got a lot of dead or dying to get rid of, but – hey! That’s all part of the agenda to start with! Got to get rid of at least 8 out of every 10 people to get the population down to a level “they” want.

  10. Here in Canada, it is troubling that our Prime Minister’s senior political advisor is a former WWF Canada president and CEO.

  11. No, they just like to use climate as an excuse. Don’t even get me started. It’s nothing but completely intentional policy and bussing (busing) of Central Americans.

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