Finally, A voice of reason on extinction.For perhaps the first time a scientist comes out with a different view on the species extinction issue that has been shouted about for a while now. Read more here.
Personally, I've always been of the opinion that the world is changing. Some of it caused by us and some not. Although we get the blame for the lot. All species need to adapt, including us, or die. Darwins theory in practice. If we can save some animals in custom built habitats or putting aside areas of land then fine but the less cute animals are likely to die in droves. A fact of life.
Let's see what the conservationists say about this. Let's see if it is factual or just emotional.
I've said this before. We need to get together and work out a realistic way forward. Otherwise things we can do nothing about will attract resources which would be better spent because of emotional blackmail. We need to be realistic. And not forget that extinction includes us if we get it wrong.
Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of "equilibrium" that guarantees the survival of any particular species - least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.
-- Ayn Rand, "The Anti-Industrial Revolution," The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution