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  •  as I have noted before, the invasives in Florida (1+ / 0-)
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    are not the result of natural range expansion or of natural immigration or of changing climates.  These animals were brought here for the pet trade, and many of them were deliberately released. The Burmese pythons did not swim here from Burma; the African Monitor Lizards did not get here because a cliff collapsed. There is nothing even remotely "natural" about the invasive species that are currently destroying Florida habitat. The problem is solely one-hundred-percent human-caused.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 07:17:55 AM PST

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    •  All true... (0+ / 0-)

      but humans are also part of the system.  That this is unnecessary goes with out saying.  Still, the nuanced take on systems theory is a good reminder, I find.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 07:40:48 AM PST

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      •  yes indeed, but if we are to consider everything (0+ / 0-)

        humans do as "part of the natural system", then why do we gripe about global warming or air pollution?  It's all entirely utterly one-thousand percent natural.

        ;)

        Humans can't do much about the environmental changes we don't cause.  But we CAN do something about the environmental changes we DO cause.

        In the end, reality always wins.

        by Lenny Flank on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 10:16:11 AM PST

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