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KRITTER AND THE LARGE OUTDOOR AREAS

David Neiwert writes –When orcas attacked sailboats off the coast of Spain, they may have responded to harpoon attacks: “While killer whales are naturally feared by humans – they are huge, enormously powerful, and merciless predators, after all – the mythology around them has always been exaggerated as no orca has ever harmed a human in the wild. This is why sailors near Galicia, off the Spanish coast, reported that their boats were be attacked by orcas This summer scientists and observers alike were at a loss. However, a Spanish scientist may have at least a partial explanation: some members of the same orca pod loudly His report may have been wounded by Strait of Gibraltar fishermen who fired harpoons at them as the whales approached their boat. The orcas could not so much return the favor out of revenge, but rather as a defense against a perceived threat. "

OceanDiver writes –The Daily Bucket – wild winds blow: “November 2020. Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest. Winter is often windy here, which makes waves on the typically calm waters of this inland sea. Around this small island, winds create different conditions on each coast, as each has a different combination of characteristics: direction, range, steepness of the slope, nearby headlands, kelp beds, and so on. During some very windy storms this month, we visited several nearby beaches. It was cool to see the effects of a blow on everyone. "

Yosemite
Yosemite never disappoints.

lineatus writes –Dawn Chorus: Good news on the riverside: "It was a rework of a trip. My boyfriend and I visited Yosemite in early October, a trip that was already planned for June. Back then, the Creek fire was months away from start, but when we showed up at our rental in Yosemite West it was clear our plans would be thrown out. Heavy smoke all over the park made hiking difficult. We had some lovely bird watching moments but missed the overall experience of the park. On our way back to the bay, we planned our return. This time we were at Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal. As much as we love to camp in the park, it is so convenient in winter as it gets dark so early. (And on a chilly night, I have to admit that it's nice to just roll into a warm bathroom without getting dressed and crawl out of a tent.) Our room overlooked the Merced River tumbling over boulders when it did falls out of the valley (The cover photo is the view from our balcony. Even with the lower currents at this time of year it's still impressive. The rooms also have kitchenettes which meant we could cook for ourselves and avoid public dining. We knew the trip got off to a good start when literally the first bird we saw after checking in was a dipper working the rocks under our room. "

lost in the ozarks writes –The Daily Bucket – After many years, I finally got the shot: "Douglas County, Missouri. December 1, 2020. We moved to this area in 2012 and drove back and forth on Highway MO-14 between Ava and Gentryville, Missouri at least twice a week. I'm not sure when we first noticed the white spot in the trees in late fall and winter near the bridge over White & # 39; s Creek. From a distance it looked like some Walmart bags were stuck to the bare branches. No this can not be! It wasn't always there and not always in the same place. It has to be a bird. The creek was nearby, so maybe a heron or a heron? It was always too far to tell, and of course no camera or binoculars on hand. That was the story until a week ago. It was our first sighting this year and again no camera! So I made up my mind to bring the camera next time – and make sure it was quick next time. Every Monday morning I go to Mountain Grove to run errands – not Ava. Ava is a little further away and the road is steep and winding. No big deal. This Monday, I made my way to Ava with my camera in the car seat to find out what that bird might be.

Stoller Creek
Stoller Creek

6412093 writes –The Daily Bucket – Forgive Me My Debt: "For starters, this" No Trespassing "sign is not privately owned. It is located in Tualatin Hills Park and in the recreational areas open to the public as Rock Creek Greenway west of Portland Oregon. Fortunately, there are plenty of anglers out there who who are just crazy about catching fish and who would wade through hellfire for a chance at 7 pounds. Bass. They traversed this otherwise impassable area beyond the sign with multiple paths. I want to be in Park Lands look around behind that sign and check for pollution. There's only a dozen yards of private parking between me and Park Lands. A few seconds later I'm on the side of the sign that doesn't say anything. But now a 10-foot cliff is bothering me . I'm not an Eagle Scout like my son, but I brought a few items with me. (…) I hear and see a couple of red-winged black birds, sparrows n crested, towhees and robins in the creeks and their wetlands. Mallards, widgeons and gadwalls cross the calm waters. Too many nutrias (more than zero) nibble at each other. "

Dan Bacher writes –Zero Delta Smelt, Longfin Smelt, and Sacramento Splittail found in October CDFW Midwater Trawl: “The California Department for Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released the October 2020 fall mean water trawl results and no delta melt, long fin melt, and Sacramento split tail, all of which were once abundant indigenous species, were caught as was the case in September. We will see the final results for the pelagic (open water) species studied in late December, after the totals of Delta Melt, Longfin Melt, Striped Bass, Gourd Shade, American Shade and Sacramento Splittail caught in the annual trawl in November and December examined were counted by the CDFW. Once the most abundant native fish in the entire Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, no Delta Smelt was reported in the Delta MIdwater Trawl in the Fall, 2018 and 2019, due to massive water exports from the Delta through the State Water Project for many years and Central Valley Water Project, combined with toxins and declining water quality. "

Northern Harrier

Funningforrest writes –The daily bucket. Because you never know what to see And … Northern Harrier? Yes: "The damn cold weather didn't motivate me to get up and do my bike tours and nature observations. But I have to because You never know what you might see. (…) There was supposed to be some drama about to come, an unexpected opportunity for me to capture a "more chaotic" part of the way of nature, but the gentler views came first. The drama and the question begin. Trigger Warning: Some messy "red stuff" is showing up, but it's very mild. This is the way of the natural world after all. The question: is that a Northern Harrier? "

CLIMATE MASS

ClimateDenierRoundup writes –Losing the climate bet will "only reinforce" Pierre Gosselin's rejection: "Almost ten years ago, Pierre Gosselin and the Deniers posted on the NoTricksZone blog made a bet with some of your “alarmist” colleagues at Skeptical Science: Would 2011-2020 be warmer or cooler than 2000-2011? A couple of dozen deniers They pooled just over $ 5,000 while 11 people who were pretty sure the basic physics would keep playing will collectively raise $ 14,080 and the proceeds will go to charity. Well, apparently Gosselin has seen enough, and recently published the results. Spoiler alert: he lost! Like the rest of humanity and the planet, the past decade has been hotter than the previous one. But with one … to put it mildly, we'll say: "Conspiracy prone " It's not that Gosselin takes this as a sign that he was wrong about climate change. After Gosselin places a bet that fossil fuels won't cause warming and then accepts that warming has occurred, he still cannot cross the bridge on the denial. "In fact," he writes, "the results only confirm my view because it is clear that the 2016-2020 warming is due to the El Niño, a natural factor and not CO2."

Angmar writes –"Climate crisis: CO2 reaches NEW record despite Covid-19 lockdown": "Greenhouse gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global blockades caused by the United Nations' coronavirus pandemic World Meteorological Organization has said. It is estimated that emissions were reduced by 4.2% to 7.5% in 2020 because of the shutdown of travel and other activities. However, the WMO said this was a "tiny flaw" in the continuous formation of greenhouse gases in the air caused by human activity, and less than the natural variation observed from year to year. According to the WMO report, the monthly average CO2 for September at the Mauna Loa benchmark station in Hawaii was 411.3 ppm compared to 408.5 ppm in September 2019. The same was observed at Cape Grim in Tasmania, Australia, with an increase to 410, 8 ppm year over year observed 408.6 ppm in 2019. ”

Pakalolo writes –2020 one of the three warmest years on record, although a La Niña usually produces lower temperatures: “We'll remember 2020 as the good old days when the climate continued to overheat because we couldn't contain fossil fuel emissions that trap heat. Heck, this year might even be the coolest we've seen for an unrecognizable number of millenniums. We have entered dangerous times and physics will not give in or show mercy as we move forward. Physics doesn't care about us at all. We have to take care of ourselves and we fail. This year we had scorching temperatures, a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, increasing rainfall disturbances and terrible forest fires from Greenland and Siberia to Australia and the west coast of North America and South America. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization has published a preliminary report on the effects of climate change in 2020. The unstoppable increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere – a phenomenon that has continued despite a break from travel during the pandemic – Will the fuel temperature rise in the coming decades? "

ECO-ACTION & ECO JUSTICE

Pakalolo writes –Local and green activists thwart GOP efforts to seize sanctuary for a bombing raid: "At the beginning of July 2020, GOP Utah Congressman Rob Bishop introduced a change to force the fish and wildlife service to turn 50 percent of the southern half of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge over to the military. The House Armed Services Committee approved the change shortly. Eight hundred thousand acres of critical habitat for desert species, including the desert tortoise and bighorn sheep, could be forgotten by the Pentagon. Bischof was able to smuggle the refugee transfer into Fiscal 2021's defense law, even though the state of Nevada had specifically recommended not to carry out the transfer, according to Joan Meyers of The spectrum. Bishop accomplished this in part by keeping the U.S. delegation in Nevada in the dark. Due to the vigilance of the activists, the move was exposed and the Democratic representatives introduced a change in the defense account of Steven Horsford (NV-04), Dina Titus (NV-01) and Susie Lee (NV-03), and the House Committee voted to keep the land within the US Department of National Fish and Wildlife Service. December 3, 2021 National Defense Authorization Act has officially withdrawn the Ministry of Defense from transferring our public land to exploitation. ”

Oceans, water, drunk

Spring sprayer writes –Advances in Combating Ocean Plastic: “While I was shivering under my bed and hiding from disease and politics, some other people were busy doing productive work in the deep blue ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) stretches across waters from the west coast of North America to Japan. There are other rubbish spots in the world, but the GPGP is the biggest. It covers an estimated area of ​​1.6 million square kilometers, an area twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France. An estimated 87,000 European tons (96,000 US tons) of plastic inhabit the area. This garbage is created on land and ends up in the sea via rivers that flow across the planet. It is estimated that 1.15 to 2.41 million tons (1.2 to 2.7 million US tons) of plastic enter the ocean this way every year. A non-profit organization based in the Netherlands called Ocean Cleanup has developed technology to rid the oceans of this plastic waste. Your main means of addressing this problem is to use a solar powered and autonomous machine that dumps river waste into a collection container. "

Dan Bacher writes –Take Action: Call on the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to vote no to fund the Delta Tunnel! “The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District in Southern California will vote at its board meeting on December 8, 2020 on whether to advance the planning costs for the Delta Tunnel and which option they will pursue. This is evident from an action alarm from Restore the Delta (RTD). To send a comment expressing your concerns about the cost and lack of reliability of the project, send an email to the following address: dl-boardsupportteam@mwdh2o.com. Keep your comment to around 250 words. To understand the options you are considering please click the link below.
http://mwdh2o.com/PDFWWACurrentBoardAgendas/12072020%20Bay-Delta%207-4%20B-L.pdf. Sierra Club California also has an online petition that you can use to send a letter to the MWD Board https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/help-stop-the-delta-tunnels-from-devastating-the-west-coasts-largest-estuary

CANDIDATES, STATE AND DC ECO-RELATED POLICIES

annieli writes –Anti-Capitalist MeetUp – is the Green New Deal still possible?: “Unfortunately the mention of a Green New Deal (GND) has some people reaching for their untaxed revolvers, but it remains a left-wing issue that can easily be affirmed as a slogan and misunderstood in its implications for transforming economies. As always, there is a need to overcome the sectarian struggles for political action. It is much more than Biden who endorses GND as it makes important structural changes as the Biden administration rolls back all of the Trump-era crimes. (…) Although the Green New Deal is often presented as a left-wing proposal, it has been criticized by left-wing commentators who have argued that the Green New Deal does not address the real cause of the climate emergency, namely the concept of endless growth and consumption inherent capitalismand is an attempt instead Greenwash Capitalism. Left-wing critics of the Green New Deal argue that it is not the monetization of green policies and practices that is necessary under capitalism, but an anti-capitalist adoption of strategies to reduce growth.

ClimateDenierRoundup writes –Parler: The hot new app for conservative propaganda, hate speech and outgoing EPA admin wheeler: "While established social media companies are belatedly making efforts to limit the spread of disinformation on their platforms, alternatives are popping up and offering social media spaces with supposedly unlimited freedom of expression. Parler is one of the newest. A Twitter knock-off that has been gaining popularity lately as a haven for Trumpworld election refusal, overt racism, Q-anon sense, and other conspiracy theories. This is where popular alltright figures such as Milo Yiannopoulos once fled Buzzfeed revealed its Nazi sideand where Laura Loomer went after Twitter kicked off for her proud Islamaphobia. Because of its growing popularity, people have started taking a closer look at Parler and it turns out that the terms of use are just as restrictive as any other website. It is hardly a bastion of free speech, even after an opinion in conservative Washington tester. Perhaps more importantly, billionaire Rebekah Mercer is funding the website. as reported in a recent WSJ story.

Meteor blades writes –The Biden-Harris team reportedly only has three options for the new post of domestic climate advisorWashington Governor Jay Inslee is said to be one of three people shortlisted by President-Elect Joe Biden for the newly created post of domestic climate advisor. According to Scott Waldman and Jean Chemnick of ClimateWire, the other two are the former governor from Michigan, Jennifer Granholm and Ali Zaidi, Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment in New York. Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta is also on the list. Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is said to have been considered, but sources said she was not interested because she became president of the Defense Council for Natural Resources in January. Based on speculation from insiders who spoke to reporters in the background, Zaidi is currently the favorite. But there is still a lot going on and someone who isn't even on the shortlist could still be picked. The domestic climate adviser could either work with a cabinet member or directly with former Secretary of State John Kerry, whom Biden selected for the new post of Envoy for Climate Change or Climate Tzar.

ENERGY

Control fossil fuels and emissions

e2247 writes –Day of action: Stop the toxic tar sand pipeline on Line 3; Call the MN Department of Commerce at: 651-539-1441 e2247: "Sample Script: Hello, I'm (NAME), I'm calling from (PLACE) and I'm calling because I'm extremely concerned about the possibility of building the Line 3 pipeline. The pipeline still faces tremendous legal challenges from tribal nations, interest groups, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce. I urge the Department of Commerce to advocate a postponement on the construction to protect the integrity of the process and to protect Minnesota communities from the dangerous spread of COVID. Thank you." Line 3 is violently resisted on the ground. Last week, Two water protection officers connected to construction machinery on line 3 and stopped construction for most of the day. consequences Giniw collective, Stop line 3, RISE and Unicorn riot on social media to get information about what's going on at the front. And if you can, we encourage you to donate to these organizations. We cannot stop this pipeline without a strong front. If built, Line 3 would release as much greenhouse gas pollution as fifty new coal-fired power plants. Doing so would violate the rights of the Ojibwe Treaty and endanger the state's water, ecosystems and communities.

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RustyRobot writes –USA coal consumption – falling rapidly: "Just a quick update on America's coal usage. In fitting tribute to Trump's pledge to revive coal, the downward trend has accelerated. The U.S. will close 2020 with a drop in coal use to around 1965. The graph shows millions of tons burned at peak times in 2007 and 2018, 2019 and forecast for 2020. This is very good environmental news as burning coal releases large amounts of pollutants into the air and water. Most of this reduction can be attributed to building natural gas power plants, but wind and solar make strong profits. The forecast for 2020 is based on data published by EIA.gov and covers the first eight months. Keep our energy green.

Dan Bacher writes –Breaking: Trump Administration withdraws plan to deepen SF Bay shipping canal for oil tankers: “In a win for environmental justice, indigenous, community and conservation groups, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced publicly today that it is withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping canal that connects San Francisco Bay to Stockton Harbor. Opponents say today's announcement is "good news for the bay, taxpayers and our drinking water – and bad news for the dirty fuel industry, which has been the only beneficiary of the project." The notice states: "The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this notice to inform federal, state, local government agencies and the public that USACE is completing the navigational study from San Francisco Bay to Stockton, California , has ended and is withdrawing its letter of intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for said study "."

ClimateDenierRoundup writes –Deniers are trying to appropriate the black life issue to get Trump to sell coal to Africa: "The fossil fuel industry has never shied away from using people of color as a shield against criticism, such as the exploitation of Peabody Energy the 2014 Ebola outbreak to push his Coal as a cure for poverty and disease. Last week in the LA Times Sammy Roth explored How gas companies continue the rich tradition of fossil fuel companies that exploit people with color, like Native American as a front for the "western states and tribal nations" so it looks a little less like the methane gas-backed company it is when it advocates more gas and less climate protection. Many of the gas industry examples Roth describes are fairly sophisticated operations that target local communities and tailor content to specific audiences like professionals. However, in the time since Peabody Energy went bankrupt, the company has left bankruptcy and is now potential close to bankruptcyThe kind of pro-coal experts they funded are still making the same stupid arguments, but now somehow even more stupid.

Renewable energies, efficiency, energy storage and saving

A seal writes –CE4Bs Clean Energy Summit (innovation evening): “Over a period of three weeks, the Clean energy for Biden (CE4Biden) Clean Energy Summit has submitted dozens of proposals for consideration (and action) by the Biden-Harris transition team for action in the years to come. These proposals do not cover all possibilities and requirements for measures in the field of clean energy and are not institutionally approved by CE4B. However, these proposals are uniformly thought out, in terms of content and worth considering. Tomorrow evening, November 30th, the last summit meeting on innovation (registration) will take place. A common theme in CE4B's policy proposals is the need to increase funding for clean energy research, development and demonstration, accelerate domestic deployment, and improve US global competitiveness, in line with the Biden Plan's call for investment in $ 400 billion in clean energy over ten years. The proposals at this innovation summit call for federal attention to removing barriers, improving US competitiveness, and adopting national standards to promote clean energy use. "Innovation" is not only in the laboratory, but also in regulation, funding and beyond. The 14 proposals reflect this and range from “tech-heavy” industrial spaces (hydrogen production, progressive nuclear industry) to realigned financing (climate bank, assessment of the demand response) to promoting a postponed acceptance of “clean” options (such as regenerative agriculture). "

ClimateDenierRoundup writes –Don't assume that quick hydropower permits are a good thing. Clean energy projects also need equity: "On Wednesday, Abby Smith reported House Republicans invoked Cathy McMorris Rodgers from Washington to replace Oregon’s Greg Walden as the party's leader on the House’s Energy and Trade Committee. Although her statement of acceptance said much more about "the struggles for freedom to beat socialism" and "counteracting the pull of the left towards socialism" than anything related to energy, Smith McMorris Rodgers noted potential openness to climate action to her support for hydropower, introduced "legislation Accelerate licensing for hydropower projects and expand their development. “But before you turn off the celebratory champagne, a couple of points.

TRANSPORT & INFRASTRUCTURE

Wigwam writes –Porsche is pursuing a plan to make "e-gas" climate-neutral: "Porsche has no plans to produce an electric version of its legendary 911 sports car. So how can you ensure that the flagship will continue to be sold in the future? … The answer from Porsche: climate-neutral "synthetic" gasoline that can power engines in any car, not just Porsche. (…) Windmills in Chile would provide electricity to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen. In the same process, carbon dioxide would be filtered out of the air. The hydrogen and carbon dioxide would combine to form methane, which is reformulated as a gasoline substitute. Since the carbon dioxide was already in the air, the resulting tailpipe emissions would not add any greenhouse houses to the atmosphere. (…) A new hydrogen-based fuel that Porsche is developing would enable owners of internal combustion vehicles to drive them as climate-neutral vehicles without replacing the engines.

AGRICULTURE, FOOD & GARDENS

Mark Sumner writes –The world's 1.5 billion cattle are a big problem, but part of that problem could have a solution: “While Republicans, including Donald Trump, have falsely claimed that the Green New Deal would require the elimination of cattle rearing for meat, there is no such requirement in proposed legislation or in Joe Biden's proposed environmental policy. However, there is no doubt that the over 1 billion domestic cows on planet Earth are a real monster when it comes to resources. It requires lifting all of the meat on the hoof enormous stretches of land as well as enormous amounts of water. In the United States alone, the grain that goes to cattle each year could potentially feed itself the entire population of the country more than three times that size. Then there is the methane. It may seem embarrassing, disgusting, or just ridiculous, but as ruminants whose multiple stomachs use bacteria to break down tough plant matter, cows … fart. Much. A single cow can extinguish Over 200 pounds of methane per year and in total, domestic cattle account for more than a third of all methane emissions from human activity. And yes, this counts as human activity even if it is driven off the back of the cows. The easiest way to reduce this attack on the environment is to reduce the number of cows. However, there are ways to maintain supplies to the castle while reducing greenhouse gases. And a new one involves feeding these cows something they are unlikely to encounter in the average field: seaweed. "

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Missy's brother writes –Saturday Morning Garden Blog V. 16.49: Lichter und Hyazinthen können uns helfen, den Winter zu überstehen: „Ich habe das Glück, dass ich an keiner saisonalen SAD leide. Dennoch braucht jeder ein bisschen Komfort und einen Spirit Lift, während er auf den Frühling wartet. Lichter und Hyazinthenbirnen funktionieren für mich, darum geht es in diesem Tagebuch. Ich habe immer gelesen, dass der beste Weg, Landschaftsgestaltung und Gartenarbeit zu gestalten, von Ihren Fenstern aus ist. Je älter ich werde, desto mehr gilt dies. Ich glaube auch, dass ein bisschen Außenbeleuchtung durch Fenster ein wichtiges Element ist. Besonders im Winter, um Sie mit der Natur zu verbinden. Natürlich ist die Außenbeleuchtung bei Dunkelheit ein Muss, um Ihr Haus sicher betreten oder verlassen zu können. Indem Sie zu Hause nur ein bisschen mehr hinzufügen, z. B. eine Lichterkette oder eine Fensterkerze, erweitern Sie eine Dimension Ihrer Welt. Ich glaube, es zahlt sich aus, wenn es darum geht, sich gegen die Dunkelheit des Winters zu verteidigen. Im vergangenen Sommer habe ich vier schwarzäugige Susan-Reben gepflanzt, um die Drahtkugel in dieser antiken Urne aus braunem Stein zu umkreisen. In der Mitte der Saison brannte eine Reihe weißer Lichter auf dem Globus aus. "

NAT'L WÄLDER, PARKS, DENKMÄLER UND ANDERE ÖFFENTLICHE LÄNDER

Benutzername4242 schreibt –In die fremde Wüstenwelt des Joshua Tree National Park. Erkundung der Wüste im Südwesten (Video): “Absolut seltsame und wundervolle Orte … es ist faszinierend, wie die Umweltbedingungen der Wüste so seltsame Pflanzen hervorbringen. Als würde man in eine fremde Welt eintreten. Außerdem mit moderneren (1920er Jahre) und alten Steinstrukturen aus Stein in Nordarizona. "

VERSCHIEDENES

Pakalolo schreibt –Biden kann den Amazonas vom Wendepunkt zurückziehen; Den Haag befasst sich mit Klimaverbrechen beim IStGH: „Der Amazonas ist die Hälfte der Tropen der Welt, und einige Gebiete des Regenwaldes in dieser riesigen Fläche sind von einer Kohlenstoffsenke zu einer Kohlenstoffquelle geworden. Dies ist nur einer der neun schrecklichen Wendepunkte, die derzeit aktiv sind, und der Verlust dieses kritischen Teils im Klimasystem wird die Erwärmung des Planeten erhöhen und einen lebenswerten Planeten bedrohen. Das mögliche Überleben des Amazonas-Regenwaldes wurde möglich während einer Debatte zwischen Trump und dem gewählten Präsidenten. Joe Biden kritisierte den brasilianischen Präsidenten Jair Bolonaro für seine Rolle bei der Zerstörung des Amazonas. Bolsonaro war alles andere als amüsiert. Er ist nur durch Gier und Völkermord motiviert. Sie nennen ihn nicht umsonst den Trumpf der Tropen. Er ignoriert die Wissenschaft zum Nachteil aller. "

Georgina Mace, Gestalterin der Roten Liste der Arten, RIP im September 2020
Georgina Mace

Meteorklingen schreibt –Erdangelegenheiten: ZETA drängt auf alle Verkäufe von Elektrofahrzeugen bis 2030; Portugiesische Jugendliche klagen über das Klima: “• • Georgina Mace, die die Rote Liste der weltweit gefährdeten Arten prägte, starb mit 67 Jahren:: Krebs nahm Mace 19. September, aber ihr Tod erhielt wenig Notiz. Als eine der weltweit führenden Naturschutzbiologen entwickelte sie eine solide wissenschaftliche Grundlage für die Rote Liste gefährdeter Arten, die von der Internationalen Union für Naturschutz zusammengestellt wurde, um Umweltvertretern dabei zu helfen, ihre Bemühungen zu konzentrieren. Bevor Mace sich einmischte, war die Rote Liste "eine zufällige Angelegenheit", als sie 1964 gegründet wurde, sagte Simon Stuart, Direktor für strategische Erhaltung bei Synchronicity Earth, eine Umweltschutzorganisation und ehemaliger Beamter der Internationalen Union für Naturschutz. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren keine klaren Kriterien für die Aufnahme in die Liste verfügbar. Vielmehr "spielten Politik und Persönlichkeiten eine große Rolle bei Entscheidungen", sagte er in einem Telefoninterview mit John Schwartz bei Die New York Times. Die damalige Liste tendierte zu „charismatischen“ Arten wie den Menschenaffen. Mace arbeitete damals für die Zoological Society of London und begann mit der Entwicklung einer praktischen, strengen Methode, die schnell auf Tausende von Arten anwendbar war. Die Liste umfasst jetzt mehr als 120.000 Arten von Tieren, Pflanzen und Pilzen, von denen derzeit rund 32.000 als gefährdet eingestuft sind. Als Mace ihre Bemühungen begann, wurden diese als radikal angesehen. Aber irgendwann kamen andere vorbei. Nathalie Pettorelli, eine leitende Wissenschaftlerin bei der Zoological Society of London, sagte über Mace: "Sie war nie diejenige, die schrie, aber sie war immer diejenige, die gehört wurde." Sie können eine Laudatio für sie lesen Here.

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