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07 December 2015 @ 10:33 am
Two pages Fear before the Fall  
Sorry to vanish again. When I do it's probably because I haven't done much worth writing about and it's been time spent mostly working on art. I did find another alarmist article on yahoo just now I wish to pick apart. This one called Habitat loss seen as rising threat to World's migratory birds


That title alone is meant to grab your attention and go OH NO WE MUST STOP THIS. Emotional response with no thought is what they are going for here from idealists.

migratory routes, stopover locations, breeding grounds and wintering locations of 1,451 migratory species and assessed about 450,000 protected areas like national parks and other reserves.

They found 1,324 species, about 91 percent, journeyed through locales that were not safeguarded from threats like development.

Who did this study? And how was it done? Notice how vague this statement is not listing which parks and locations. This makes the feeling types think they've gotten the fact they need when there's no information here. And if these were parks and reserves then they are getting protection which the last sentence claims they are not.

"If even a single link in this chain of sites is lost for a species, it could lead to major declines or even its extinction."

There's an alarmist statement if ever there was one. What few environmentalists will tell you is how human development has actually helped many migratory birds. The farms in the plains of North America have helped boost the population of snow geese and sandhill cranes as they feed on grains. Many survive because of this new food source along their route. I think it was in India towards the end of their migration the natives put out food for the Demosille cranes. I think they've changed their migration route because of this over the years and it has helped them when they get to the end of their journey. Common storks would have no habitat to breed in if it were not for the smoke stalks that were built hundreds of years ago in a small German town. They fly from Africa to this man made destination. How convenient they do not mention that a lot of man made areas have actually helped migratory birds of the world. Many birds purposely pass over cities in the day because they create more heat which causes thermals. This helps them rise high and use less energy flapping than they would over cooler areas. I love the documentary series Earth Flight because it praises these things. That and it has beautiful footage and shows how mankind is helping birds. I think I'll watch that today. I am in the mood for some beautiful flying scenes anyway as I have been having lots of day dreams about it lately.

Ok I have the next two colored pages of the comic. I didn't post the 4th one when I first put it up last time.

I'm very pleased with both of these pages.

I discovered a new movie on Netflix I really like. Zathura is a movie about two brothers that find a space board game. Once they start playing it what he cards say about the game comes true. The house flies into outer space and they get all kinds of interesting space encounters. This movie was so fun for a nerd like me. I was laughing and cheering through it. Something not easy to get me to do. It was very exciting and fast paced. I'm definitely buying it for my collection.

I slept badly last night. Hurt my right neck and shoulder. Hurts to turn my head. I hope it will get better and wont' be hard to sleep tonight.

I should be getting my custom Fear mug today. I'll post about that when I do as well as the huge giant gourds growing in my yard.
actipton80actipton80 on December 7th, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC)
I know I've seen both of these. They are a lot easier for me to follow colored.

The environmentalist movement is a big fat crock. All they really want is power, and the emotional titles are just another dirty tactic to get it. I love nature and will do what I can to conserve it, but I'm not going to put it on a pedestal like they do.
Desthagirion on December 8th, 2015 03:14 am (UTC)
Yeah you've only seen the pencil version. Color make a huge difference. I always post my pencil version here first.

I'm glad you're aware of this. Yes I'm for reasonable conservation. They are trying to make problems where there are none.
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Desthagirion on December 9th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yes agreed. I'm all for reasonable conservation. It is such a general article.

I once posted about a very funny research where they put transmitters on rubber ducks to find the flow of a glacier and waited to see where the ducks would come out. Now that I'd support funding to and donate.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on December 25th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
I love how colourful these pages are, especially one being mostly purple and the other red. People really don't pay attention to the importance of colour like that!
Desthagirion on December 28th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah. I love the new red page. It's my fave so far. I'm glad you like them.
gamma_wings on December 29th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I have remembered about LJ, sorry for disappearing off this site for so long. But you have some interesting things, so I'll go check them out.

What an alarmist journal about bird migration. I see these sorts of things frequently enough, though I tend to forget about them after a minute or so. Even though it may get feeling types riled up, I highly doubt they'll do anything about it. Posting whiny posts about it doesn't count. Yea the entry doesn't feature a lot of information, certainly nothing reliable. Who did this survey, and where? Was the survey conducted to begin with? And yes humans have benefited a lot of species, something these sorts of people forget about. Our species is not 100% evil despite their beliefs. I guess to those idealists they're the only "good" ones, because they're the only ones who truly feel sorry about the "poor" birds out there. I don't know about them, but frankly the last thing I'd wanna do is get riled up over nothing.
Desthagirion on December 30th, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Ah ok found this post. I have missed you here. I hope you'll stick around. Yes I always do my best to post interesting thing. And now you know about all the pages of FBTF you've been missing. I like the new icons. I'll have to see what you added.

Yes this article was so annoying to read. Funny after posting this someone unwatched me. Who cared I had never added them back so it's not like they could comment anyway. I'm glad you can see these things for what they are.
Desthagirion on June 21st, 2018 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2015-12-09 01:21 pm (local)
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It is much easier to preserve this world, if you analyze the problems and work against them rather than pulling out a megaphone and crying out "you guy suck". And development is not a threat per se. It is even such a general term, which can refer to a few dozen things. Plus, the text lacks the necessary components to be seen serious with anyone that has basic college education. Sources are the alpha and Omega of a claim.