Comments on: Climate a new threat for Poland’s wolves-expert Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: radu Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:08:15 +0000 do you know that in Romania is the biggest population of wild wolves from all the Europe.

By: GrayWolf Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:37:40 +0000 I have to say that I am absolutely suprised about the unresponsiveness of the enviromentalists and the critical danger of these wolves’.

I am no expert, and will never claim to be, however; in my own State I see the impact of global warming, human consumption and waste on the wildlife.

Our wolves can be noted as extinct. Our redfoxes are almost at the same point. In fact, most of our wildlife is in danger; and I live in a state that has huge land and minimal population.

That has to give us thought as to how we are treating our Gift of Life in all forms.

We cannot do anything as a singular person to help, but when we band together…. we can make change happen.

Georg, the only thing your post has to offer is a defense for human consumption and an excuse for what is happening not only with the Poland wolves’, but also an excuse for humanity gone awry in all areas respecting nature.

You talk about biodiversity as if it is an absolute if we follow rules 1, 2, 3…. you are wrong. We have damaged so much that it will be a miracle if these Wolves’ are able to repopulate in the wild; enough to create that ‘diversity’ and continue growing.

I can also put up link after link after link about facts.

My question to you….
Have you been out there and seen the decline? Or are you just one of those people who read and sit back and do nothing?

By: Georg Jensen Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:11:32 +0000 Biodiversity and Extinction
Population growth and consumption patterns, which lead to increased demand for ecosystem services and energy, are the most important influences impacting biodiversity. These factors result in direct ecosystem impact, particularly on species and genetic resources. Human activities change the living and non-living objects of ecosystems and these pressures have increased significantly in recent decades.

Catalysts and stresses interact cooperatively. Their impact on biodiversity vary by region. Catalysts and pressures act on wide-ranging time and location scales. For example, sediments from deforestation in the headwaters of the Amazon River in South America have impacts in the Atlantic Ocean, changing the nutrient availability of the ocean.

The factors creating loss of biodiversity are connected to the increasing demand for worldwide energy. The developed nations have high levels of per capita energy use and large emerging economies have energy growth potential. Energy demands affect biodiversity from two different perspectives, the production and distribution of energy and the uses of energy. For instance, biofuel plantations, fossil fuel exploration, pipeline construction, uranium and coal mining, hydroelectric dam construction and wood fuel harvesting typically cause biodiversity loss on land and in the ocean.

The issue of the impact of global climate change on ecosystems is analyzed in detail at and the associated environmental and energy forum of One
Biodiversity over the next few decades will depend on human activities, land use changes and energy production. These activities will be affected by our improved knowledge of ecosystem services, development of energy alternatives to fossil fuels and the importance placed on the environment and conservation throughout the globe. It appears that extinctions may continue at high rates, thereby causing up to 5 percent of worldwide bird species and similar proportions of amphibians and fish may follow the extinction path in 20-50 years.

By: Anubis Sun, 07 Dec 2008 12:53:13 +0000 The population of Man is ever increasing and few of us show concern as the rest of life on this planet declines. It is no secret that most habitat destruction on the planet is anthropogenic. Has it not occurred to us that when all the animals are gone we will visit the same fate upon ourselves?