Friday, August 19, 2005

Jimanji on the Great Plains

Here are some environmentalists who have seriously lost it. 

      Prominent ecologists are floating an audacious plan that sounds like a Jumanji sequel — transplant African wildlife to the Great Plains of North America.

OK, anyone who knows how many non-native species there are running around America currently, and how much damage they have caused to the native environment, and how much risk you take introducing ANY non-native species of plant of animal into a habitat it has never existed in before, knows how stupid this sounds.

These people must have escaped from the loony bin, and ended up where?

      The idea of "rewilding'' the Great Plains grew from a retreat at Ladder Ranch near Truth or Consequences, N.M. The 155,550-acre property is owned by media mogul and conservationist Ted Turner.

Uh huh.  That explains some things.
Anyway, I got this from RoguePundit, who handles the topic with just as much distain, and yet has the audacity to present actual facts and show the idea for what it is.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Apparently there is not enough Africa in Africa, so what's the harm?
Elephants might realy like a good old Nebraska winter. Maybe they can dome over part of Florida and create an Antarctic getaway, too, a home away from home for the polar bears and penguins. I'm sure the alligators would adapt.