Recently, we learned that beavers and ground squirrels are Bad for “climate change”. The obvious solution is to kill them in order to reduce nature caused changes to the climate. Now, myself and Jo Nova are being facetious. Not so for some Warmists when it comes to rabbits in Australia
On Christmas Day 1859, the Victoria Acclimatisation Society released 24 rabbits for hunting, to help settlers feel more at home.
Given the millions of dollars in damage to agricultural productivity that ensued, as well as the impacts on biodiversity as the rabbits bred and spread to cover 70% of the continent, this could be seen as Australia’s worst Christmas present.
Now, given our current climate change commitments, controlling rabbits could be “Santa’s little helper” in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The rabbits eat vegetation, which means less plants, which causes climate change, blah blah blah, and planting trees and plants is expensive, so
Some significant gains might also be achieved by reducing the damage caused by some of our most serious pest animals.
That’s right, said Warmists want to kill off the rabbits. Not all of them, mind you
Rabbits inhabit most of the 143 million hectares of Australia’s Mulga woodlands. If their populations can be controlled, then there is considerable potential for natural carbon sequestration to help us meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Just enough to deal with the fake issue of anthropogenic “climate change”.