Springwatch presenter Chris Packham is warning Great Britain of an “ecological apocalypse.” On this year’s Springwatch, Packham warns that we are presiding over “an ecological apocalypse” and Britain is increasingly becoming “a green and unpleasant land.”
According to The Guardian, Packham, who is a naturalist and broadcaster, is urging people to join him next month on a10-day “bioblitz.” This would involve visiting road verges, farmland, parks, allotments, and community nature reserves across the country to record what wildlife remains. The wildlife to be looked at would range from butterflies to bryophytes, linnets to lichens. Next week, Britain will become the first country in the world to dedicate a national week to helping swifts. The naturalist hopes his bioblitz will showcase their expertise and inspire newcomers to begin to understand and get involved in nature. Packham also wants to focus on farmers. “There are a lot of good farmers out there and we are going to celebrate their work as well,” he said.
Packham claims that the British people have normalized a “national catastrophe” and only see a wealth of wildlife in nature reserves, with the wider countryside completely devoid of any life. “Nature reserves are becoming natural art installations,” he said. “It’s just like looking at your favorite Constable or Rothko. We go there, muse over it, and feel good because we’ve seen a bittern or some avocets or orchids. But on the journey home there’s nothing – only wood pigeons and non-native pheasants and dead badgers on the side of the road. It’s catastrophic and that’s what we’ve forgotten – our generation is presiding over an ecological apocalypse and we’ve somehow or other normalized it,” added Packham.
“How many wildflowers can we see? None. Where’s the pink of ragged robin? Where’s the yellow of flag iris? The other colors are not there. It’s not green and pleasant – it’s green and unpleasant,” Packham says despairingly of looking at the rolling hills beyond this year’s setting for Springwatch on the National Trust’s Sherborne estate in the Cotswolds.
Packham has also posted recent tweets which have gone viral. He commented on the absence of insects during a weekend at his home in the middle of the New Forest national park. He claimed he did not see a single butterfly in his garden. He also said that he sleeps with his windows open but rarely finds craneflies or moths in his room in the morning whereas they were commonplace when he was a young boy.
I’ve been in my garden in Hampshire for the last couple of days . Sunny , plenty of wildflowers . Not a single butterfly . Not one . Nothing . And in the woods a handful of Speckled Woods . I think we are at a point of absolute crisis in our countryside .
— Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) June 3, 2018
The dying off insects has been noticed before, and scientists have feared that it could mean the earth is unbalanced ecologically and there could be serious implications for all life on the planet. Germany was revealed to have lost 76% of all flying insects since 1989 and Packham says the decades of losses were finally visible to humanity.
Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say. According to The Guardian, insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife. It was known that some species, such as butterflies, were declining. But the newly revealed scale of the losses to all insects has prompted warnings that the world is “on course for ecological Armageddon”, with profound impacts on human society. –SHTFPlan
But Packham’s focus is on all animal life. Since he first became passionate about birds, in 1970, Britain has lost 90 million wild birds, with the turtle dove population down a whopping 95% since 1990. The turtle doves are now hurtling towards extinction. The State of Nature 2016 report described Britain as being “among the most nature-depleted countries in the world.” The report contained scientific data and statistics from more than 50 conservation and research organizations. That data has revealed that 40% of all species are in moderate or steep decline.
On a personal level, I have noticed fewer bees, lightning bugs, and butterflies that when I was a boy. The mosquitoes are holding their own.
Are they going to blame Trump, carbon dioxide and not signing the Paris Accords for this ecological disaster – a typical, globalist act of disinformation?
How about looking at Chem-trails, geo-engineering, GMO crops, Monsanto pesticides and all that crap the globalists are shoving down our throats! The bastards control the mass media, so expect lies and propaganda as to the real cause.
Even so, wildlife needs to stay wild. Living in harmony with nature is best. But I don’t want to be a wild animal myself, at least not entirely, though some exceptions do apply.
THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT IS THE SQUALOR CREATED BY MILLIONS OF 80 IQ NON WHITES POURING ACROSS THE BORDER
THE VAST MAJORITY OF MARTIAL ARTS AND BOXING COACHES WHO ACTUALLY TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO FIGHT AND NOT BULLSHIT DANCING KATAS ARE OPPOSED TO WEIGHTLIFTING FOR TRAINING FIGHTERS, RELYING ON CALISTHENICS AND PUNCHING THE HEAVY BAG TO BUILD LEAN WIRY MUSCLE.
Agree, trained professionally for 3 years. Zero weight lifting it was all body weight, heavy bag and pads and aerobics.
Steve, kinda maybe sorta true ? You can use weights but must know how for the right outcome. But I agree weights must be limited and used only correctly. All the training you mention is just a form of resistance and weights are as well if used correctly and limited for a specific purpose. You can build body core, stamina and endurance in many ways and forms. Beyond that knowing how to balance your endocrine system and metabolism are just as important as the actual physical work. It all involves nutrition and your mindset. The rabbit holes go even deeper with using ketosis and glycemic factors as well to an advantage. I have been serious training for decades and glad of it ! Nothing new to me at all.
Anybody can get fit, strong and healthy rather easily. Just gotta know how and do it ! For most people who are not fit, I would suggest buy a bicycle, pay attention to your nutrition and get started. Then proceed to the ground stationary workouts after you have felt the bike for a few weeks. Go slow but have goals and just keep upping the ante without injury or defeating yourself. Use common sense and have some patience as you see results. Push yourself on the bike and force deep sweats, that will help change your metabolism quickly and easily.
All so very true. If you aren’t pushing up daisies, you can do something. Just begin where you are and and work up.
Everything, absolutely everything has CYCLES it goes through. The insects and plants are no exception. Some cycles end in an extinction, as did the dinosaurs and thousands of other species man has never seen or interacted with. All of this is mostly out of our control. The eagles and wolves in America are exceptions. You want more wild flowers and other plants? Plant them. In my town, which is named for flowers, they wanted the native wild flowers to grow in abundance and in places not seen before. So, they took some town money, sewed the seeds and let sun and rain and the seasons do their work. The place is beautiful in spring, and then the hellish heat of summer comes. Sorry it’s so bleak in Britain, but not my fault. I would refer you guys to a line of Scripture. “Is G*d
s Arm shortened, that He cannot save?” It is clearly outlined in the Bible the disciplinary steps that G*d takes with a nation that does not honor Him. Judah and Israel both experienced this, and finally went out as nations because they would not repent. It’s not a bunch of mumbo jumbo. Track the British politics and it’s discarding of Christian principles, and you see why they are where they are, and us too.
I have no worries about talking Jesus, calling a spade a spade, sin, sin. But, evangelism assumes a free will.
“…he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will…In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will…”
— from Eph 1
The Bible does say that nature suffers, but at the hands of incorrigible people.
I think, apologetics is mainly for the benefit of the faithful.
Sean, we live in a man made toxic world of chemicals. Humans are in fact rapidly destroying many life forms on the planet. Just look at the oceans for obvious proof and then look at the species declining. The insects and birds are the canaries of the land and the fish have decreased greatly for many reasons ! None of that is about cycles or God, just human ignorance and arrogance.
An ecological apocalypse sounds like a bad thing, a really bad thing.
Maybe we should pay attention and do something about it.
Everything is about as it always has been around here. Our yard is full of birds, insects, and wildflowers.
We have a long list of birds that are here constantly: blackbirds, cowbirds, grackles, sparrows, robins, bluejays, bluebirds, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, brown thrashers, chickadees, and mourning doves. There are other birds that are common the area, but only occasionally actually get in our yard: ducks, geese, blue herons, and turkey buzzards.
The yard is full of wildflowers: dandelion, bottlebrush plantain, oxalis, clover, wild violets, spiderwort, buttercups, thistle, honeysuckle, trumpet vines, morning glory, Queen Ann’s lace, and more that I can’t think of right now.
We have the usual insects: bees, mosquitoes, gnats, wasps, hornets, lightning bugs, flies, dragonflies, and more.
Other occasional wildlife includes: bears, deer, foxes, possums, raccoons, box turtles, snapping turtles, crawfish, and various snakes. Luckily, I haven’t seen a bear, just the tracks.
Where I live in the coastal Carolina Low Country I have noticde a huge reduction in Bees. Whole Foods now has a bee hive in the store to make honey. Deer populations on my island have significantly decreased. The offshore fishing has always fluctuated season to season but he mahi are running, tuna is in short supply, wahoo is average this year.
I agree is the natural cycle of nature except where humans have driven deer from areas due to construction as as the bees dying off. Those are result of human influence.
Honey bees are not native to America. They were introduced by the Europeans. If they disappeared, it wouldn’t make much difference ecologically. Plants were pollinated just fine by other insects before the honey bees arrived. The price of honey would go up in grocery stores, but we have more local honey suppliers than ever before.
The bumblebees and ground bees are just as numerous as ever around here. Sometimes I wish those wood boring bees would die off. They bore holes in everything and lay eggs. Then the woodpeckers wreck the wood trying to get the eggs.
Seem’s like all wildlife knows that Yahooie’s house is the place to go. Even though I only have a townhouse yard (an inside unit), I have a variety of birds, bees, snakes, bugs, squirrels, rabbits and other critters that enjoy my flowers, shrubs, crab apple tree, and whatever flowering/fruiting thing I grow in any year. Keeps my cat entertained watching out the window. (She’s not an outside cat so all wildlife is safe.) This afternoon there was a pair of cardinals in my rosebush out front; I could watch them from my sofa.
I do notice the lack of same in other areas where there is not habitat for them. My theory is too much lawn and not enough ‘wild’ (trees, shrubs, etc.) habitat.
We are all gunna DROWN!
Head for the hills.
Agendas 21 and 30 of the United Nations(Rothschild/Rockefeller) is a plan against humans.
Destroy the environment first, blame humans, force humans into mega cities surrounded by wild life preserves off limits to humans.
Of course the elite Babylonian conspiratorial so called elite “ 1% “ will travel at will and live in luxury outside the mega city concentration camps they plan to put the 99% into.
Where do you think you’ll wind up if we don’t take back our Countries away from the Rothschild’s and their elk who orchestrate this march to oblivion and disaster.
Ever notice where Liberals and Moslems go just about everything dies off?
Civilisation in particular!
One produces a desert of the mind while the other comes from a desert; both seem to produce desert wherever they go.
the muslimes will kill them first
The left is actually destroying, not saving or conserving anything !
How amazing, Hey ?
Wonder if cockroaches will survive this also…?
Oh, no…just thoughts of oddball sci-fi movies where only bugs survive a cataclysm.
Animals go where the habitat is even in cities. Deer,bear,coyotes,etc. go where the food is,whether city or woodlands. I remember when the West Nile virus hit years ago it devastated the bird population at the time. They are coming back slowly.
It is only whites who talk about these things. I have never heard a Muslim or black talk with passion and knowledge about the natural environment. I do, however, hear them endlessly talk about ‘representation’, free housing, welfare and how everything is ‘too white’.
The UK is dangerously importing more and more people from around the world into a very small island and then giving them welfare and free healthcare. It is an environmental disaster. The cities are violent, crime-ridden places bathed in air pollution. It won’t end well.
Sadly, this is humanity as a whole for you. Humanity is unfortunately a virus that pretty much destroys everything in its path.
I wonder if more people would care about this if they lived in rural areas around wildlife and nature as a whole rather than in concrete jungles. I now live in a rural area and my appreciation for all things nature is greatly increased from when I lived in a cookie cutter suburb. I always did appreciate nature but there is no question living close to it increases that appreciation.
Another bonus if more people got to experience this is that they’d probably become a lot less stressed and generally more peaceful to deal with.