According to their most recent biodiversity report, human beings are responsible for many of the animal extinctions since the time of dinasours.
Good heavens! It’s bad enough that we have multiculturalism. But now they are making a big deal out of biodiversity? What will they think of next?
Apart from the disappearance of the dinosaurs, the other “Big Five” extinctions were about 205, 250, 375 and 440 million years ago. Scientists suspect that asteroid strikes, volcanic eruptions or sudden climate shifts may explain the five.
A rising human population of 6.5 billion was undermining the environment for animals and plants via pollution, expanding cities, deforestation, introduction of “alien species” and global warming, it said.
Ok, time to go back to living like cavemen. After all the alien species and plants have a right to exist solely for their own sake, but humans do not.
According to a “Red List” compiled by the World Conservation Union, 844 animals and plants are known to have gone extinct in the last 500 years, ranging from the dodo to the Golden Toad in Costa Rica. It says the figures are probably a big underestimate.
Oh those poor creatures!
Why don’t these Gaia worshipping U.N. people practice what they preach, or advocate for? Let them give up their fancy Manhattan headquarters and set up shop in the Sudan. Better yet, if they feel so strongly that they would pay people to put together a 92 page report, let them give up all their modern comforts.
As I see it though, these enviromental/biodiversity advocates seem to view humans and animals as almost equals. The Ayn Rand Institute sums it up perfectly.
In a nation founded on the pioneer spirit, environmentalists have made “development” an evil word. They inhibit or prohibit the development of Alaskan oil, offshore drilling, nuclear power–and every other practical form of energy. Housing, commerce, and jobs are sacrificed to spotted owls and snail darters. Medical research is sacrificed to the “rights” of mice. Logging is sacrificed to the “rights” of trees. No instance of the progress which brought man out of the cave is safe from the onslaught of those “protecting” the environment from man, whom they consider a rapist and despoiler by his very essence.
Nature, they insist, has “intrinsic value,” to be revered for its own sake, irrespective of any benefit to man. As a consequence, man is to be prohibited from using nature for his own ends. Since nature supposedly has value and goodness in itself, any human action which changes the environment is necessarily immoral. Of course, environmentalists invoke the doctrine of intrinsic value not against wolves that eat sheep or beavers that gnaw trees; but only against man, only when man wants something.
The expressed goal of environmentalism is to prevent man from changing his environment, from intruding on nature. That is why environmentalism is the enemy of man, the enemy of human life. Intrusion is necessary for human survival. Only by intrusion can man avoid pestilence and famine. Only by intrusion can man control his life and project long-range goals. Intrusion improves the environment, if by “environment” one means the surroundings of man–the external material conditions of human life. In the environmentalists’ paean to “Nature,” human nature is omitted. For the environmentalists, the “natural” world is a world without man. Man has no legitimate needs, but trees, ponds, and bacteria somehow do.
Here’s yet another reason why all this biodiversity is all b.s.
And G-d said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” And G-d created man in His own image, in the image of G-d created He him; male and female created He them. And G-d blessed them: and G-d said unto them: ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis Chapter 1, Verses 26 through 28
If it’s a choice between the Useless Nitwits, Ayn Rand and Genesis, the Useless Nitwits will always lose.