World’s Biggest Beaver Dam, Damns Environmental Rhetoric

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There are those who argue that the real environmental movement died after 1990 with the final amendment to the most successful piece of environmental legislation ever, the Clean Air Act.  IN three installments the CLA reversed decades of industrial and domestic pollution and halted rapid trends toward extinction for many species.

Since 1990, some would say 1970, the environmental movement has been more concerned with eliminating the embarrassingly successful human race than with learning what the real effects of our activity are and how to control them.

Given their acceptance of the science behind evolution I find it puzzling why Leftists consistently refuse to see Human activity as “natural”! With the same fervor a fanatical Christian has in declaring  homosexuals “against nature” the Leftist “environmentalist” sees only unnaturalness when Man is involved.

Since most predators keep strict territories it would not surprise me to learn that lions and tigers (and bears, oh my!) look on the herds they hunt as “theirs.” But, as humans we are supposed to “know better” and PETA tells us we are immoral for even daring to keep animals as pets or working animals.

And then there are the Global Warming idiots, folk who 30 years ago would have been stocking up for the coming Ice Age.  They find it thrilling to their self-hating souls to see ANY natural disaster that cannot be immediately traced to a natural source (and even some of those) as a weapon to wield in their battle against the human race.

Too bad for them that the natural world does not read Greenpeace periodicals!  Check out this AFP story about the…

“World’s biggest beaver dam discovered in northern Canada

AFP/HO – This 2008 handout photo courtesy of the Wood Buffalo National Park in Northern Alberta shows the world’s …

by Michel Comte and Jacques Lemieux Michel Comte And Jacques Lemieux Wed May 5, 7:46 pm ET

OTTAWA (AFP) – A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world’s largest beaver dam in a remote area of northern Alberta, an animal-made structure so large it is visible from space.

Researcher Jean Thie said Wednesday he used satellite imagery and Google Earth software to locate the dam, which is about 850 meters (2,800 feet) long on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National Park …Construction of the dam likely started in the mid-1970s, said Thie, who made his discovery quite by accident while tracking melting permafrost in Canada’s far north.

"Several generations of beavers worked on it and it’s still growing," he told AFP in Ottawa.


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…Thie said he recently identified two smaller dams sprouting at either side of the main dam. In 10 years, all three structures could merge into a mega-dam measuring just short of a kilometer in length, he said.

…Thie said he also found evidence that beavers were repopulating old habitats after being hunted extensively for pelts in past centuries.

"They’re invading their old territories in a remarkable way in Canada," he said. "I found huge dams throughout Canada, and beaver colonies with up to 100 of them in a square kilometer."

"They’re re-engineering the landscape," he said.”

Now wait a minute there Jean, do you mean these beavers have destroyed the habitats of virtually all the other species in what must total a full square kilometer?  And these “developments are springing up all over Canada? Why do I think get the feeling that if conditions for these beavers stayed ideal for a long time and they started to make serious inroads over large areas of Canada the Environmentalists would stand back and LET THEM, so great is their bias.

Personally I think it is great that the beavers are doing so well.  It just adds to my delight to know that they puncture TWO biases of the new environMental movement; that only humans can be destructive of the environment and that “global Warming” was threatening The Great White North’s animal populations.