In 'Crucifying Apes on a Cross of Green', Neoconservationist Iain Murray laments:
The short-sighted idiocy of ... demand for biodiesel, which is being met in large part by the clearing of rainforests in Indonesia. The Daily Telegraph in the UK has the story of how these clearances involve the slaughter of the greatest of the Great Apes,the Orang-Utan:
"As jungles are rapidly replaced by palm oil plantations, the great apes starve...At a rehabilitation centre run by the charity Borneo Orang-utan Survival, there are more than 600, mostly orphaned babies.
The unspeakable truth is that this would not be happening...were it not for ...“green” fuels demand... It is sheer insanity "
What can be done to save them?
What Greener solution than giving the great apes Green Cards, and In-Sourcing them to the Potomac fever swamps to take jobs think tank denizens refuse? Adding 600 Orangutans and the odd Bonobo to the gene pool of the Beltway's pundits , fact-checkers, science editors and talking heads would rank as an evolutionary milestone.
Fred Smith Fred Muggs
Dr. Jim Hansen of Nasa's GISS has escalated the monkey business, replying to CEI's Fatal Flaw du jour campaign with : The Real Deal: Usufruct And The Gorilla. It begins "Fox, Washington Times and their like have gone bananas..." Peel the whole stem here. Planet Gore Of The Apes