Ari Phillips
ari
News editor at Earther.com.
3/29/18
11:52 AM
3

I love SA don’t get me wrong it is a fantastic place and the people I know there are some of the nicest folks but the level of crime & corruption in that country is beyond belief and all of this could have been avoided if money actually flowed where it was needed and where it could have made a difference.

3/28/18
1:06 PM
1

I highly doubt these measures will help. Most of these whales are gravely ill and once they get entangled it’s like dead leaves caught in a sewer grate. Read more

3/28/18
12:23 PM
2

Speaking for those of that value the natural world around us and each of its parts and appreciate it all together as something greater than ourselves, I am having a hard time imagining why the extinction of a species needs to be put in the context of our personal life in order for it to matter.

3/28/18
11:03 AM
1

Why is the extinction of this species an emergency? Like, how is anybody’s life going to be impacted by the extinction of this whale species? We’re not still harvesting them, so it won’t have an economic impact. There aren’t enough of them around for their extinction to have a major effect on any ecosystems. Other Read more

3/28/18
11:00 AM
2

How does it affect any person’s life in any way if this species goes extinct? I’m having a hard time imagining why anybody should care about this.

3/28/18
10:35 AM
4

There was an NPR story on this yesterday that I heard and it was interesting to hear that while most fisherman off Maine’s coast currently use the correct equipment and practices, fisherman off Canada’s coast almost exclusively do not since the whale population was so rare up there until very recently.
Sooo...

3/27/18
2:46 PM
1

After reading the article twice, I’m not entirely clear on what you’re pissed about.

3/27/18
9:55 AM
1

I’ve spent quite some time in Central and South American cloud forests, the number one threat is deforestation. Climate change is pretty much a non-issue compared to it. We really need world-wide large scale reforestation programs which would help to sequester CO2 production. Though we may be past the point of no Read more

3/27/18
9:30 AM
1

Is the solution just plant massive forests? I feel like the carbon problem would be much less of an freefall if we still had the rainforests

3/27/18
9:25 AM
2

I’m no scientist but this sounds ethically questionable, if interesting all the same. Aren’t they investigating how much harm climate change might lead to, essentially by harming an area and the life therein?

3/26/18
4:29 PM
1

Is that what most Starbucks look like? What a cold, unwelcoming place. Are their even places to sit?

3/26/18
4:19 PM
3

How many people outraged by this have actually *visited* a national park? If you have you would know that the bigger parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite and and Grand Canyon have dozens of restaurants, grocery stores, gift shops and concession stands. Some resembling mall food courts. I see no difference in buying a Read more

3/26/18
3:18 PM
1

Yosemite has become self-aware and realized it now has a Starbucks.