Des (thagirion) wrote,
Des
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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

http://news.yahoo.com/habitat-loss-seen-rising-threat-worlds-migratory-birds-210909901.html

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.
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