Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings

Los Angeles Times Sequoia experts may never know how many of the world’s most massive trees died in the Castle fire, but judging by what they have seen so far, they say the number is certainly in the hundreds — and could easily top 1,000. Read full story at  Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s […]

Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings

Koala Bears Could be Extinct in the Wild in 30 Years, its Speculated!

Devastating wildfires, forestry policies, general habitat loss, climate change are all adding to the stresses on the Australian Koala population.

These little symbols of Australia are naturally delicate, and they are not fairing well in our modern age. Disease, too, has impacted the remaining populations.

We should all press anybody we can think of in Australia to do much better in terms of protecting this special little wildlife species…

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists have expressed their dismay that Aussie politicians are not treating this year’s awful bushfire season as a wakeup call for climate action. Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia ‘literally burns’ Climate experts ‘bewildered’ by government ‘burying their heads in the sand’, and say bushfires […]

via “Bewildered” Climate Scientists: Aussie Politicians are Still Not Listening — Watts Up With That?

Video above – this fire fighting thing could get expensive. Associated Press: Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent. Heat waves and drought have fueled bigger and more frequent fires in parts of […]

via Australia Forest Loss “Unprecedented” — Climate Denial Crock of the Week