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Why do the efforts of biodiversity groups such as Conservation International receive less attention than climate-change studies, though they are equally crucial? This question from Tom Friedman has been on my mind. After all, I am just as guilty as the rest of my fellow bloggers. I can only remember once writing a post recently about the bees

That biodiversity suffers from a PR image, was confirmed by a November 2007 Gallup Survey, on “Attitudes of Europeans towards the issue of biodiversity”. Published by the European Commission, the survey reveals that, only 35% of Europeans know what biodiversity mean, and most see no immediate personal impact of biodiversity. It also shows a lack of understanding of the causes and consequences of biodiversity. 

How would you fix this problem?

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Don’t get me wrong, I love polar bears and I want them to survive for a very long time. However, on my list of climate actions, saving the polar bears comes after many, many other more important priorities, starting with limiting our greenhouse gas emissions and averting the world food and water crisis.

Al Gore’s “we” campaign has made saving the polar bears its first initiative. Every other day I get a mail informing me of ‘Progress on polar bears‘. Never mind all the research saying that you’ve got to make global warming personally relevant . . .

Al, when are you going to get this one right?

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