The Key deer is a subspecies of the whitetail deer. They only live on one small island of the Florida Keys. At one point, there were only 75 of them left. Now, there are more than 750. This has been such a success story that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Service wants them removed from the endangered species list. The director of the FWS wrote:

This determination is based on the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to [Key Deer] have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Service Director Leo Miranda

The left can’t have that. Instead of being happy and taking the win in saving an endangered species, they need emergencies to give themselves power. So they insist that the deer are still endangered by climate change, and use 2017’s Hurricane Irma as evidence that climate change is going to wipe out the deer. They claim that rising sea levels will wipe out the deer in 100 years unless we do something.

Never let a crisis go to waste when there is money to made and power to be wielded.

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Will · March 21, 2022 at 4:55 pm

You’d rather they open the island to developers? Bullshit!

ChuckInBama · March 21, 2022 at 5:16 pm

Will has a point, DM. Someone would relocate the herd to someplace safe, then build condos. It’s best to let the little critters stay in place with a plan for harvesting to keep the herd healthy and the island condo-free. It would be a good idea to capture and transplant a few of them to a “safer” locale. All the herd on one island is one direct hurricane landfall from extinction.

EN2 SS · March 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

Will & Chuck, you mean the last time zealots were going to save a deer herd on an island, by catching them and taking them to a safe place? The herd of deer that starved to death? Like that? Let’s let the wackos decide what to do. Yeah, that’ll work great.

Divemedic · March 21, 2022 at 9:18 pm

@ Will and Chuck:
The Key Deer live in a National Wildlife Refuge, and changing the status of the deer wouldn’t change that, so developers wouldn’t build out the habitat.
I don’t see how changing the status has anything to do with hurricanes.

    Will · March 22, 2022 at 7:57 am

    I believe the only reason to change the status is to pave the way for selling off parts of that refuge to developers. As always, follow the money.

      Divemedic · March 22, 2022 at 9:53 am

      Evidence? Or strawman argument?

        Will · March 22, 2022 at 12:02 pm

        I don’t have any real evidence, just a strong distrust of gov agencies. Do you remember when Rick Scott wanted to allow oil drilling in the Everglades?

          Divemedic · March 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm

          Rick Scott is an ass. I never liked that douche. With that being said, he never supported drilling in the Everglades. The entire story came about when he was asked about drilling in the Everglades and he replied that people had already been drilling there since 1943, and there had not been any problems to date. He went on to say that, if we did drill in the Everglades, he would want to be very cautious in doing so.
          The press spun that into support for drilling.

By Any Means Necessary · March 21, 2022 at 10:20 pm

Comrade kommissar Dick “Turban” Durbin has said that we are at WAR with climate change so it will only get worse.
The party of chaos and control will not stop until they are stopped.

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