Nature and Conservation

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Blue sky and clouds over Henderson Creek, which runs through Rookery Bay in Marco Island
Blue sky and clouds over Henderson Creek, which runs through Rookery Bay in Marco Island

Florida Creeks — Yes, the Bodies of Water — Sue to Enforce ‘Nature Rights’

The “nature rights” movement is stunningly anti-human. It not only removes the concept of “rights” from the strictly human realm — us, our juridical entities and associations, etc. — but was created to thwart human enterprise. Read More ›
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Free range farm young chicken broiler
Free range farm young chicken broiler

How Much More Should We Pay for Costco’s Chickens?

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote one of his periodic columns decrying industrial methods of animal husbandry. This time, he focused on chickens and the raising methods that permit Costco to sell a whole rotisserie chicken for only $4.99. Read More ›
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Aerial view of river in tropical green forest with mountains in background
Aerial view of river in tropical green forest with mountains in background

World Medical Association Wants Worldwide ‘Climate Emergency’ Declared

I have written here often about how the scientific and medical sectors are destroying their credibility by growing increasingly ideological. Here’s another example. The World Medical Association has come down with a nasty case of global-warming hysteria. Read More ›
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Aerial view of river in tropical green forest with mountains in background
Aerial view of river in tropical green forest with mountains in background

Florida County Passes ‘Rights of Nature’ Charter Amendment

I have been warning for years against the “nature rights” movement — only to be met mostly by eye-rolls and complacent chuckles of, “What will they think of next?” Read More ›
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‘Nature Rights’ Advances to World Economic Forum

As the world is distracted by COVID or snoozing in an unwise “it can never happen here” complacency, the “nature rights” movement continues to advance in respectably. It has been endorsed by science journals. Four rivers have been granted rights. The Florida Democratic Party has put it in its plank. And now apparently, it is in the process of being embraced by the Davos set. A piece in support of nature right was just given a high-profile boost at the World Economic Forum. From, “What if Nature Became a Legal Person?”: If the stream were to be granted legal capacity, it could defend its interests and its rights. Should those rights be disregarded, the stream could take legal action in its own name, Read More ›