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For the first time since Reagan we Californians have the incredible opportunity to place a constitutionally directed, freedom respecting candidate, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, in the Governor’s seat of our beautiful State of California.

DO NOT allow this opportunity to be lost because you don’t believe you need to contribute dollars and personal support to his campaign.  Tim Donnelly has served, since December 2012, as a member of the California State Assembly in the 33rd District and knows first-hand the devastating effects of liberal governance. You can review his work To-Stop-the-Downward-Trend by viewing his bills and voting record here,

If you are truly concerned about the direction our State has been on under Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown then you must do everything you can to get Tim Donnelly elected and into the Governor’s office. The Primaries are June 3, 2014. We have one more month to secure Tim’s nomination – There is NO time to dilly-dally.

Does anyone really want a 4th term of Jerry Brown? A 4th term!! Does anyone reading this really want a RINO, supported by the Old Guard GOP, to be Governor? Read about the latest GOP RINO offering here; Neel Who? and here; GOP Hopeful

We have an option this time, an opportunity to end the regressive social, environmental and economic policies of the Democrats under Jerry Brown who picked up where the weak-willed Arnold Schwarzenegger left off AND we can vote in a Constitution respecting, free-market advocate who believes in liberty and will unbridle the opportunities that this Golden State has in great abundance.

Patriot not Politician is NOT just a campaign slogan – It is an affirmation.  I’m not asking my fellow California citizens to contribute dollars and support – I’m telling you to offer dollars and support or forever hold your complaints to yourselves. Good candidates need support from good people.

If you don’t intend to financially & personally support a great candidate then stop your whining and complaining on Facebook & Twitter and to your neighbors and friends. Go home and kindly padlock yourselves inside. Allow those of us who are working to make a profound and successful difference have the time and space you are currently wasting. California Dreamin’ is for dreamers with a strong California to dream in, we need a reality check because right now an awful lot of people are only dreamin’ about getting out of here instead of dreamin’ about what they can accomplish here.

I will expect those of you who refuse to add one smidgen of support toward a positive solution to practice the following;

  • Smile broadly when taxes & fees are raised on everything from shoes to cell phones & cable TV,
  • Sing hallelujah at the top of your lungs as gasoline prices continue to soar,
  • Dance the jig when property taxes go up (this will affect renters too),
  • Worship at the altar of CARB as they shut down the trucking industry in California,
  • Party hearty with the EPA when you can’t find local produce due to Jerry Brown and his fellow Dems shutting off the water to our valley farmers,
  • Warble like a song bird as unemployment figures go through the roof due to all the above and more,
  • Croon at the font of diversity when your children are subjected to all sorts of perversions in their school class rooms and bathrooms!!

This State may not see another decent individual who would even attempt a run at the Governor’s seat for many years or most likely decades. Fact is, we in California don’t have years, much less decades, to turn our State around. Get on board with the solution – His name is Tim Donnelly and he is a Patriot not a Politician. Got it? Good. Now show your support. Together we CAN do this.

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The Sustainability Ruse

Today I read one of the most thoughtful arguments against our country’s newest buzz word, sustainability. Dr. Ron Ross for American Thinker wrote “Now Playing: The Sustainability Con.”   The full article is a “must read.” For some time we’ve heard sustainable development, living cities, sustainable solutions, renewable energy, green this and that.  Dr. Ross gives insight into a theory and agenda thought long ago to be debunked and calls it “endless streams of gibberish and pseudo-science from the well-established neo-Malthusian establishment.”  Yet, we are seeing it rear its ugly head with a new name “sustainability.” Radical environmentalists are using the very tactics described in his article. He hits the target in his opening remarks:

Although the issue of “sustainability” has been around a while, recently it has grown in popularity and influence. The way it’s happening follows an all too familiar pattern.

There are several common ingredients in how the left enlarges its control over our lives. The first is the selection of some aspect of reality — global warming, carbon footprints, population growth, inequality, diversity, for example. The second element involves designating the selected aspect of reality as a crisis. The third step is to explain that the only way to avoid Armageddon is by reducing everyone’s freedom and by giving more centralized power and control to those who understand the magnitude of the crisis. The rest of us are told that our freedoms are a luxury we simply can no longer afford.

Another common element of the process is defining the crisis as ambiguously as possible. Ordinarily, a desirable characteristic of a definition is that it draws a bright line between what is included and what isn’t. Clarity, however, is contrary to the objectives of the crusaders — in regard to defining the problem, the slipperier the better. For example, climate change (or climate disruption) beats global warming. Global warming is too quantifiable in comparison to climate change. No one is quite sure what “climate change” is or isn’t or how it can be measured. Sustainability is even more ambiguous than climate change and thus has more sustainability as a ruse.

“The third step is to explain the ONLY way to avoid Armageddon is by reducing everyone’s freedom and by giving more centralized power and control to those who understand the magnitude of the crisis.” Does another quote come to mind? What was it that Rahm Emanuel said?  Something along the lines of — never let a crisis go to waste? Hey, if you don’t have one, create the illusion, right?

The following is an old YouTube video of those up and coming leaders of the radical environmental movement.  Yes, it makes any sane person laugh, but trust me folks these are the same people leading the green movement or their useful idiots. I see them in San Francisco bay area airports with waist-long gray hair, wearing Birkenstock sandals, and I kid you not, at times tie-dyed skirts.  Most have moved on to designer dresses and suits.

I think the participants words give her away.  Bring me to this “cathedral.”   This my friends is Gaia.  Earth worship.

A quote from their group founder says: “Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.”
— David Foreman, Founder of Earth First!

Have you heard anyone ask, whether in a public meeting or interview, “What is considered NOT sustainable?” Next time you hear someone give the mantra of the progressive environmentalists, ask them the question.  If you’re in a “visioning” meeting for planning your regional transportation, or in a business touting their “green policies” ask them. Point black, give me the definition.  If they can’t answer you, quit doing business with them and pull out your condensed copy of the GBDAR.  Trust me they don’t know. They’ve bought into an agenda to make themselves look good or keep them out of trouble with the powers that be.

I do know. It’s in the Global Bio-Diversity Assessment Report.  You may get access to the pdf report complete with page numbers coinciding with each issue on  Scroll down to the title “What is Unsustainable?”  Man is the problem! In their view we must be marginalized or eliminated. Make no mistake they mean to accomplish it and they are well on their way. These people are dangerously delusional. Others are just plain evil.  Don’t push it off to the side thinking they are a small insignificant group.  They aren’t. They are well-financed by the likes of George Soros and other multi-millionaire globalist who want a one world government. Their means? A manufactured environmental crisis with a manufactured resolution under many names using, “sustainable solutions.”

They mean business and so should we.  We must know the answers they won’t give. Knowledge is power. Load your arsenal with knowledge.  Facts are hard to refute. I’ve seen the “deer in the headlight” looks at a recent meeting when public officials found we knew more than they thought.  They were not comfortable.  In fact, they were quietly seething inside.




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Erin Brockovich Revisited?

Cancer rates rising.  Have you heard about it?  I dare say NO.

During our visit to Yreka, Siskiyou County, California we attended the Defend Rural America event. We learned about an issue that should be every American’s concern.  We have a government that wants to control every aspect of your life. Special interests rule the day and control most of our politicians.  If they can be bought, and most can, they will sell you down the river and they don’t care about the consequences to you, your property, health, or your Constitutional rights.   One aspect about the proposed Klamath River Basin dam removals rarely, if ever  spoken of, is the danger to the health of those living downstream from imploded dams and the 20,000 tons of silt coming their direction.

Have you heard of the rapidly rising cancer rates for those living down stream on the Rogue River after the Gold Ray and Gold Hill diversion dams were imploded and removed?  Of course not. Silt carrying Chromium-6 has been found released into the water supply downstream after the dams were removed. Christen Piattie of the Examiner exposed the problem in her article “Rogue River – Heavy Metals are Being Churned Up From Dam Removals.” (July 17, 2011) The EPA, in-the-pocket politicians, and special interests don’t want the public to know the same plans for the Klamath River Basin could remove water from areas down stream, dry up private wells, and release contaminated silt. What is left of the water supply may very well contain life threatening materials to humans, wildlife, fish and contaminate the land downstream causing, perhaps, generational devastation.

She writes:

As a cancer survivor, I feel like I should do what I can to protect people from unnecessary harm from any water supply or local area resources. Unfortunately, our country’s low standard of environmental protection leaves many gaps in the current legal structure, and many community utilities are not required to report certain trace elements or testing numbers that fall out of a stated range.

In 2008 a local environmental activist had checked with the Three Rivers hospital, according to Curtis Hayden of The Sneak Preview, and found 17.2% of cancer cases were of the intero-gastero-intestinal type (one of the many linked to this contaminant). He checked again two years after all the dams were taken out, and the amount of cases increased to 42.6%. He thinks that there is a sound connection here; I agree and aim to look into this further myself. I plan to follow this story as I find more leads, and read about local environmental activists that are as passionate as I am about our citizen’s health.

The silt from the four Klamath basin dams proposed for removal has many thousands of tons more silt than those on the Rogue River. During the event in Yreka, CA, Chromium-6 was mention in the the video presentation.  I looked at my traveling companion and asked, “Did he just say Chromium-6? Is that the same substance that was killing people in the movie ‘Erin Brockovich?'”   She replied, “I believe so.”

The Condit dam was recently removed in Washington state. Let me show you what the river will look like after the dam removals.  Actually, it will be far worse with four dams removed.

Do you think Salmon will be swimming up that river anytime soon?  Does Congressman Mike Thompson (D) of  first Congressional District of California care?  Does Senator Jeff Merkley (D) of Oregon care?  My guess is flat-out NO! They tout temporary jobs.  What a joke! Money lining their pockets places them in a category of criminal neglect of citizens in their districts and states. This is a combination of the EPA regulatory body placing exorbitant re-licensing fees on hydro-election dams, and special interest groups pouring money into the area as a means to an end.  The Department of Interior, NOAA, and Fish and Game using their federal powers exerting force for dam removals, enriching connected special interest groups, politicians, and financial cronies will be complicit in any and all damage that will ravage the region.

Truth is truth folks.  In the end it comes out.  Sadly, most of the time long after the damage is done, as we’ve seen in asbestos exposure.  Perhaps that is what the politicians are counting on. Will the government be liable for cancers from carcinogenic particles released into what is left of the residents water supply?  What deformities will we see in the salmon and other life in that region?

Whose legacy, faces, and names will we see in the history books for the devastation to the land, people, and wildlife?  I dare say it will be a rogues’ gallery of men with evil intentions, such as George Soros funding the Nature Conservancy and Earth Justice; those touting service to their constituents as a ruse to enrich themselves– the above mentioned politicians; Warren Buffett owner of Pacific Corps and many others wearing federal uniforms and holding federal titles.

Principle and compassion is not and never was an attribute of their characters. If it were, they would expose the rising cancer rates in the areas of dam removals, and would put a halt to their plans in the Klamath River Basin.


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Obama’s Absolute Magnitude of Failure

It’s impossible to touch on every avenue in which our current President has affected our county. We must ask ourselves, “Does this President want our country, our citizens, and our children to thrive?”  The evidence says NO!  His administration has recently, during the last legislative fight, issued new regulations that will cost the US citizens eleven billion dollars a year, close 70 coal fire utility plants and kill 10% of our electricity supply. By stealth and deception during the Christmas holiday, while we were trying to relax from our labors and enjoy our families, the President and his cronies are systematically transforming this country back to the stone age.

Is it unrealistic expectations for a failed industry in Europe to succeed here? Is it just plain incompetence? Or is it something more sinister?  Do you remember candidate Obama’s wife saying “America is a mean country?” I do. Why would a President want this country to fail?  Today on Fox Business News, Charles Payne exposed the cost to UK residents will be $7,700 per year until 2050 to bring about their “clean energy” agenda.  It is very likely to be much more costly for those of us in the U.S.

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Iran is now threatening to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off our oil supply. Yet, this President will not allow the Keystone Pipeline to be built accessing oil from a neighbor and ally, Canada.  He would prefer to side with radical environmentalists, big donors to his campaign, and kill the pipeline that would give us a safe supply of oil. He would prefer we continue to “bow” to foreign enemy states to receive our much-needed fuel. Recalling the photos and articles of our President bowing to leaders of Saudia Arabia, shunning Netanyahu, and returning the bust of Churchill, just to name a few, is VERY disconcerting. Placing our country in jeopardy is not just ideological foolishness, it is dangerous.

There’s a pattern here ladies and gentlemen and it’s a pattern that does not inspire respect for a man who touted “hope” as his campaign slogan. It is very evident he does not want this country to soar to the very pinnacle of success and innovation of which we are capable, if only we were unshackled from the prison chains of regulation and executive orders. No he wants us cowering in the cold and dark, begging and pleading for relief. Does he want a new plantation? His own slaves? Does he want to be our “master?” Strong words I know.  Yes, strong words for strong actions against this country and its citizens.

Bill Whittle of PJTV succinctly gives us a short rundown of this man’s failures and attitudes.

Whittle YouTube:

Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan inspired us. This man doesn’t.  Do you feel he’s on YOUR side?  I don’t.  Is he on the side of your children and a successful future?  Maybe if you consider going back to the days of reading school books by candlelight.  Yes, I’m looking forward to gathering wood, huddled by the fire and cooking our food, aren’t you? Oh wait, silly me, this administration is closing access to public lands, forests, rivers and lakes.  No wood.  Now what?

Keep thinking folks.  This man is shutting down life as you want it and know it. This next election is the most important that this country has ever seen. Your very life and future counts on the decision you make in the voting booth.  An establishment candidate will only slow it down.  Pick your candidate carefully. Which one is a Constitutionalist? Which one respects our allies? Which one respects your freedom?

Obama’s absolute magnitude of failure as an American President is off the Richter scale.  He would do better in a third world country as its dictator. Who knows maybe that’s his next move.  Hugo isn’t looking well these days.



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Fox News Fails Siskiyou Farmers

In a stunning display of UNFAIR and UNBALANCED, Fox on September 24, 2011 released an article by Stephen Clark, “Study Shows Klamath Dam Removal Will Help Farmers, Fish but Skepticism Remains.”   I visited the area on October 22-23, 2011 during the Defend Rural America event.  Approximately 1,000 concerned citizens attended, some as far away as Wyoming and the San Francisco bay area.  I didn’t see one Fox News journalist or camera. Why is it the residents and farmers who would be impacted by this decision were not interviewed? I’m confounded by that decision.

Siskiyou residents read the article; they decided to give the BALANCED view of the situation.  Over 500 comments were added to the referenced article.   Only two agreed it would be welcomed by farmers or with the science touted  for dam removal.   Lo and behold ALL comments were removed. What happened to their opinions?  Fair? Balanced?  NO!  Fox News has failed the Siskiyou farmers and residents.   These are NOT country bumpkins.  They are not hayseeds.  They are educated, real people, in real jeopardy!  Fox News knocked their comments and educated opinions off the website like they were pesky flies.


Where are you Fox News?

Fair and balanced would have interviewed Rex Cozzalio, a fourth generation rancher living at the “focal point” directly under Irongate dam. Jerry Bacigalupi, a member of the Siskiyou Water Users Association, a licensed professional engineer in planning and design projects including dams, bridges, roads and hydrology, with a B.S. in civil engineering, would have been happy to speak with Fox.  His family would most likely lose their ranch due to over regulation of their water and private property rights.  Once the dams are removed, the Department of Fish and Game wants 80% of all water from Klamath River to go out to sea.  IMAGINE, 80% OF A GLASS OF WATER YOU JUST GRABBED TO QUENCH YOUR CHILDRENS’ THIRST…….STRAIGHT OUT TO SEA. Irrigating their ranch and farm animals will be considered anathema to our government.  It’s obvious they disagree with the assessments by the Department of Interior and those of the Klamath Water Users Association.

America, if they are successful doing this to these citizens who provide for us, they SHALL do it to YOU.  YOU are not safe.  This author was told that ten other areas in the nation are targeted for the same actions.

Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-4) disagrees with your article as well:   “Klamath Claptrap”

I suggest Fox News looks at the history of the river documented since August 1855:   (by Jim Waddell Karuk Tribal member)

Waddel contributes historical documentation:

“In August 1855 at a campsite near the confluence of the Klamath River and Klamath Lake, Lt. Henry L. Abbott, Corps of Topographical Engineers made an entry into his expedition journal, “the water taken from the lake had a dark color and disagreeable taste, occasioned apparently by decayed tule.”

Rex Cozzalio contributes historical data:

A 1896 study of Klamath Basin aquaculture by Barton Warren Evermann, S.E. Meek and A.B. Alexander, described Upper Klamath Lake this way: “Very shallow, vast amounts of decaying vegetation carried into it and the ever-increasing area of tule lands render it more shallow year by year. Water quality degradation in the Upper Klamath Lake watershed has led to large-scale fish kills related to algal bloom cycles in the lake. This has probably always been a problem, even prior to farming and ranching in the area. The source of the lake’s nutrients was volcanic soils.

Bad water quality is NOT caused by dams.  In fact, they improve it.


The people in jeopardy are a wealth of information. They have documentation that refutes most everything the Interior Department has touted.  They have given the powers that be less costly ways of working with the dams.  They are willing to work to save the taxpayers money and to keep the dams.  One of the citizens’ proposals is to create fish passage ways around the dam wall. The cost?  $50 million versus $3 BILLION to eliminate all four dams.  We’re broke.  Our nation does not have the money.

The EPA wants approximately $530 million extortion money to satisfy them and keep the dams intact.  Here’s an idea.  Let’s ask Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to retrieve the taxpayers money from failed Solyndra and use it to make the EPA happy.

This isn’t about fish or water quality.  This is about dismantling energy supply, robber-baron land grabs, and paying political cronies.   Mr. Clark please take another look at this issue and this time make it FAIR and BALANCED.  William La Jeunesse, in August of 2004 brought to light the water crisis for the Klamath Basin farmers.  I, for one, would love to see Fox News do an updated, more in-depth investigation on this problem. Expose the players and the crony political favors.  For heaven sakes don’t air it on a Sunday competing with football and Nascar.

 Next installment on Defending Rural America,  “Soros, Buffet Connections”

Part One  “The Real McCoys”

Teapartyhobbitwoman.   part 2 Defending Rural America

part 1  “The Real McCoys”


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The Real McCoys

The REAL McCoys

On the weekend of October 22-23, I and a friend had an extraordinary experience of attending Defend Rural America in Yreka, CA.    The event attracted over one thousand concerned citizens.  Defend rural America from what?   Unfortunately, it is our federal and state governments.   Under the guise of protecting salmon, the Department of Fish and Game, EPA, Interior Department, and other regulatory bodies have decided that the remedy to a manufactured crisis, is to remove four strategic dams.  One in South Oregon and three in Northern California.   

The devastation to land owners will be immeasurable.  Flash flooding, the poisoning of private wells, and the lack of stored water will do untold harm to the region. Property values have plummeted as much as 50%; far more than other areas of our country. Unless, of course, you are you are sell-out to the Nature Conservancy, then your land is worth obscene millions.  Land that can never be lived on again as private property.  

We wanted to know what the people are dealing with.  Enter a unique opportunity.

Those traveling with the bus tour from the San Francisco bay area, could choose to stay with a family or stay at a hotel.   We chose to stay with a family. We wanted up close and personal stories concerning the issue and the impact on them.  The highlight of our stay was to meet two remarkable people, Mason and Sally McCoy.  We met for the first time at dinner provided by the Siskiyou County Water Users Association.

Mason was a hard-rock miner in years past.  They lived in an old cabin.  The children were bathed in tin tubs.  You know, the ones used to hold iced drinks at a BBQ party.  Sally raised the children and kept the home fires burning.  Mason’s mother used to say to him, “you’re a pioneer without a frontier.”  We all laughed as we shared breakfast. We discussed that much of the land the government plans to place in jeopardy feeds this nation in one way or another. Most city dwellers have no idea how to plant a seed or harvest food for their families. When rough times come they won’t have a clue. In his understated way, and a smile on his lips Mason said, “you can’t plant seed in cement.”  

He and Sally have been married for over forty-five years. They now live in Yreka, CA in a comfortable, renovated, three bedroom home. Vegetables are grown in the backyard and family reunions are held in the front with long tables to accommodate the loving family.  For most of his life Mason drove a truck, thus his book:

“The Assault on Liberty – Rambling Thoughts of a Roads Scholar.”

They are the hard-working, self-sufficient, patriotic people.  They ask for nothing but the freedom and liberty that our Founding Fathers’ fought so diligently to give their descendants. They want the government to get off their backs, release the death grip on water, energy, private property, and freedom to travel on our country roads.  

They are not on the dole asking the government to care for them.  They voluntarily care for their neighbor who was severely injured by Agent Orange.  OH yes, the same government that rejected her disability now wants her to pay through the nose just to have water and electricity.  

These are true Americans watching their government takeover private property, violating their neighbors 4th amendment Constitutional rights by entering private property without permission or warrants, placing equipment on private property and fining them $25,000 per fingerings that may have died for one reason or another in a stream that passes through their property.  IT IS A LAND GRAB. It is NOT eminent domain.  It is financially ruining the property owners with the goal to confiscate their land.

Sally and Mason’s power rates have risen two cents a kilowatt.  Pacific Power now owned indirectly by Warren Buffet admits they are raising the rates in anticipation of the dams being removed.   

The city has lost business after business.  The unemployment rate is 30%. Services once available, are no longer there. This is a travesty!   These are the type of people who have built this nation.  They have built it, paid for it, prayed for it, bled for it, and yes some in that town have family members who died for this country.  NOW THAT VERY GOVERNMENT TURNS ON THEM.  

Those in Washington D.C., living thousands of miles away, advocating and implementing these changes, count on rural America to feed their families. Yet they side with the radical environmentalists. The fact is, our taxpayer dollars are given to the extreme environmental groups used to sue the very people who provide for this nation.

The government sees them as something with no value. Citizens like Sally, Mason, you and me are throw away people.  Remember that little fish you caught and threw it back in the stream or lake to grow?  WELL, they are throwing them away.  They do not want these citizens to grow and thrive. Our government is throwing them away to die.  They are expendable. Speak out America.   These people in Siskiyou County, CA are all of us.

NOTE:   An admonition to those who would oppress these and other good people.  Scripture is clear that God does NOT take kindly to these actions.  Proverbs 22: 22-23 clearing states:   “Do not rob the poor because he is poor; nor oppress the afflicted at the gate; for the Lord will plead their cause, and plunder the soul of those who plunder them”


This is one part of a series.  The subject is so extensive that one or two articles cannot even begin to touch the surface of this Pandora’s box of modern-day Robber Barons called regulatory agencies and government entities influenced not by conservationists but radical, assaulting environmentalists.

Part 2 coming  “Fox News Fails Farmers”



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Your Life, Your Freedoms Turned Upside Down

Do you believe that life as you know it will continue?  Our freedoms have already been raped or diluted for decades by leaders of this nation from both political parties.

Read our earlier blogs on “Most Crucial Battle Since our Founding Fathers”“Forest Service – Public Servants or Public Masters”, “Antelope Valley, CA Private Property Confiscations-UN Agenda 21”.

The previous blogs are just samples of what is taking place in our nation.   They are implementing the list below.  The White House Rural Council is placing the pedal to the metal to get as much work accomplished before the public awakens to the truth of this matter.   All information following is provided by Freedom Advocates who have studied the issues and gone to great lengths to advise the citizens of the United States what we are up against.  Look at the list of items with accompanying pages from the report.   It encompasses every thing we cherish as free people.  IT IS MIND BLOWING.  Which of these impacts YOUR life directly?  Private Property?

“WHAT IS “UNSUSTAINABLE”?           (Great question. Let’s look at their viewpoint.)

By Freedom Advocates
Sunday, 23 February 2003 18:00

**Actual  pages now scanned and available** from The Global Biodiversity Assessment. The report directed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) calls for urgent action to reverse the effects of unsustainable human activities on global biodiversity, including but not limited to the following…

PAGE REFERENCES from “The Global Biodiversity Assessment” <scanned article and relevant pages

Ski Runs

Grazing of Livestock: cows, sheep, goats, horses

Disturbance of the Soil Surface – Page 350 Large hoofed animals, compaction of soil, reducing filtration

Fencing of Pastures or Paddocks


Modern Farm Production Systems

Chemical Fertilizers


Building Materials

 Industrial Activities

Human-Made caves of brick and mortar, concrete and steel

Paved and Tarred roads, highways, rails (page 351)


Floor and Wall Tiles


Technology Improvements

Farmlands, Rangelands

Pastures, Rangelands


Fish Ponds


 Modern Hunting

Harvesting of Timber

Logging Activities

Fossil Fuels – Used for driving various kinds of machines

Dams, Reservoirs, Straightening Rivers

Power Line Construction

Economic systems that fail to set a proper value on the environment

Inappropriate Social Structures

Weaknesses in Legal and Institutional Systems

766, 838 
Modern Attitudes toward nature – Judaeo-Christian-Islamic religions

767, 782 
Private Property

Population Growth – Human Population Density

Consumerism and population figures

Fragmentation of Habitat – cemeteries, derelict lands, rubbish tips, etc.

Sewers, Drain Systems, Pipelines

Land use that serves human needs


Golf Courses

Scuba Diving

Synthetic drugs

Fragmentation – Agricultural development, Forestry Urbanization (impervious surfaces)
The above list is comprised of summary excerpts from the hard copy edition of the UNEP Global Biodiversity Assessment Report. Here are scanned copies of this list and if you continue to scroll down the pdf, you will see the actual  referenced pages from the Global Biodiversity Assessment :

The pdf. forms listed below can all be found at
For more internet information, one can view the UN Global Biodiversity link: However, the page numbers referred to above will not match the internet version

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