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Another week, another
Guardian ´biodiversity´ scare…

Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/4/2013 1:01:26 PM

Hello everybody. This is a guest post courtesy of Bufo75. It´s a small skirmish in the war against what is arguably the global environmental movement´s biggest lie apart from CAGW--the great "species loss" meme.[Snip]Over to you, Bufo. As my avatar Bufo may indicate one of my interests is herpetology. When my boys were younger I took them on reptile- and amphibian-hunting expeditions all over the world. So naturally whenever I read a headline like the one by John Vidal in last’s week’s Guardian “One in five reptile species faces extinction” my gut response is deep concern

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 3/4/2013 1:13:00 PM     (No. 9207789)

Can somebody help me out here?

Which "World to end this Thursday!" warning has proved correct?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Salt5792, 3/4/2013 2:23:08 PM     (No. 9207922)

Female and minority species to be hardest hit. /s

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