Claim: Culling dangerous sharks exacerbates climate change

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Yipes! Great White Shark, South Australia pictures underwater photos

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

In Australia a fierce debate is raging, between people who want to reduce the rising risk of shark attack on swimmers, by culling dangerous sharks, and greens, who often give the impression that losing a few people to shark attacks every year is acceptable. Now Professor Rod Connolly has added a new argument to the debate – he claims culling sharks exacerbates climate change.

According to the Brisbane Times;

As debate over shark culling continues along Australia’s coastline, a Queensland researcher has thrown another consideration into the mix – climate change.
Gold Coast-based marine scientist Professor Rod Connolly looked at data from coastal wetlands around the world and found those with fewer predators were less effective at storing carbon.

Simplistically, this meant less greenhouse gas locked away in plants and more floating free in the atmosphere contributing to warming and climate change.

The findings…

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Climate activist: Flying to conferences lacks integrity

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Green Pass Nobody seems to mind, if a “Green” clocks up a lot of air miles.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Religious scholar and climate activist Laurie Zoloth is concerned. She is worried about people who “deny” climate change. But she is also worried about the lack of integrity displayed by people who claim to believe, but who don’t reflect those alleged beliefs in their personal lifestyle choices.

According to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette;

Laurie Zoloth is deeply convinced that climate change represents a great moral challenge for modern times. But she doesn’t spend time complaining about those who deny the scientific consensus of human-induced global warming.

“What I want to think about is my denial, our denial,” she told a group of about 250 people Thursday at the conference, “Integrity of Creation: Climate Change,” which began Wednesday and continues through today at Duquesne University.

It is denial, she said, to acknowledge global…

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