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(National Geographic)   Because it's 2020 and being on the brink of extinction, Monarch butterflies have been denied endangered species listing despite the fact they have reached a record low this year   (nationalgeographic.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Endangered species, Endangered Species Act, Migratory western monarch butterflies, Recovery Plan, Biodiversity, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, monarch meets, increased planting of nonnative tropical milkweed  
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2020-12-17 12:11:21 AM  
RoundUp kills milkweeds that Monarch butterflies feed on.  Monsanto has a greased pocket to a Trump secretary; butterflies do not.
 
2020-12-17 5:29:40 AM  
That's just what they want you to think:

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2020-12-17 7:44:59 AM  

Neondistraction: That's just what they want you to think:

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Came for this.

/let me tell you about a henchman named Speedy...
 
2020-12-17 8:37:47 AM  

syrynxx: RoundUp kills milkweeds that Monarch butterflies feed on.  Monsanto has a greased pocket to a Trump secretary; butterflies do not.


^ This.  Round-Up causes cancer and decimates the environment, and we spray the shiat EVERYWHERE.  The people making the stuff pay off Congress to keep it legal.  Everyone else faces the consequences.

The world will be a much poorer place when we're finally finished with it.
 
2020-12-17 8:56:01 AM  
If there's ever a post about monarch butterflies and someone doesn't make a Venture reference we would have truly failed as a species.
 
2020-12-17 9:51:34 AM  

Marcos P: If there's ever a post about monarch butterflies and someone doesn't make a Venture reference we would have truly failed as a species.


Well,. count us failed. We're talking extinction of things that will never, ever come back, including ourselves, and you think that a commercial reference is the only thing that's needed.

Bye, failure. Too bad I'll have to go with you.
 
2020-12-17 10:45:48 AM  

cryinoutloud: Marcos P: If there's ever a post about monarch butterflies and someone doesn't make a Venture reference we would have truly failed as a species.

Well,. count us failed. We're talking extinction of things that will never, ever come back, including ourselves, and you think that a commercial reference is the only thing that's needed.

Bye, failure. Too bad I'll have to go with you.


First day on the internet eh?
 
2020-12-17 12:29:17 PM  
Why should we be protecting Monarchs?  Go democracy! :)
 
2020-12-17 12:55:13 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: syrynxx: RoundUp kills milkweeds that Monarch butterflies feed on.  Monsanto has a greased pocket to a Trump secretary; butterflies do not.

^ This.  Round-Up causes cancer and decimates the environment, and we spray the shiat EVERYWHERE.  The people making the stuff pay off Congress to keep it legal.  Everyone else faces the consequences.

The world will be a much poorer place when we're finally finished with it.


Not really.  When we're truly finished with it, we'll be gone, too.  And then the Earth will be free to explore all new evolutionary possibilities.

Things die.  What's sad is we are so stupid, as a species, that we seem to be eager to rush headlong into that end, dragging others with us in the process.

But we are fleeting, and life will endure.

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2020-12-17 1:58:44 PM  
Let's not forget the systematic elimination of habitat - farms, in order to be more profitable, have extended fields over marginal scraps of land that formerly were insect habitat. Urbanization has continued to also stretch further and further out.

The overuse of herbicides and pesticides with rather casual oversight over their larger environmental effects hasn't helped, but if every inch of milkweed habitat is a lawn, a field, a road, or a building, you have the same problem. Other species need some space to live too.
 
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