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blazing star wrote: I do find it interesting that Paul has trouble with a CEO for an environmentally friendly organization making $100,000/year
blazing star wrote:I'm not so sure that i would support this but only because Highway roadside habitat is inherently dangerous for insects and birds that fly into cars. Why welcome them to nest and roost near a dangerous artery of killing machines? I'd much rather see this money pumped into preserved lands that are infested with invasive species.
I have no problem with spending tax payer dollars on habitat restoration. The costs for these activities is offset by water filtration, clean air, loss of soil erosion, etc. These are the cost benefits that people never quantify.
Paul Cherubini wrote: It might end up being massively expensive to replacing existing "invasive" vegetation with "native forbs and grasses".
sbannister wrote:To me, $5 billion is nothing compared to what we lose if we do nothing.
Mona Miller wrote:Do nothing, criticize, and watch while our environment declines. Perhaps you should run for congress.
blazing star wrote: Paul is all up in arms about a lousy one shot expense of $5 Billion for native seeds when the US spends $138 BILLION ANNUALLY for management of invasive species.
blazing star wrote: Our meat laden diet is what is drastically contributing to loss of habitat. Roughly 1/2 of the United States land mass is used to raise animals for meat, or animal by-product, consumption. It takes about 5,000 gallons of water to raise 1 pound of meat. 3 times more fossil fuel is needed for a meat centered diet compared to a non-meat centered diet.
Mona Miller wrote:You have actually made the environment worse by distributing all those pesticides and herbicides.
blazing star wrote:The majority of environmental organizations don't have the funding and governmental subsidies that huge corporations have so they cannot effect policy as these large, polluting corporations can.
Mona Miller wrote: I can't trust any of your pictures or information. The products that you distribute kill so many that it is mind blowing. I can't even get my mind around it.
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