#IBC18 Tuesday Evening

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Tweets from the public lecture: Professor Peter H. Raven The world of plants

And finally the public lecture for Tuesday evening. Before that starts, there’s an invite from AoB Blog to everyone tweeting at the conference.
Hi IBC Twitterers: fancy anon-virtual meeting? Would Thursday 8pm after Peter Bernhardt’s talk be ok? AoBBlog.com has a small budget. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 26, 2011
Dr. Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus
Photo by Missouri Botanical Garden on flickr
#ibc18. Public Lecture. Peter Raven: the world of plants – how much can we save?
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Peter Raven didn’t take up my suggestion to rename talk as ‘A [not The] World of Plants’ in due respect to other planets with plants. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
Peter Raven starts with pictures of plant diversity. Notes Only 400 generations since start of agriculture http://t.co/6SjNycx
Pathh1
July 26, 2011
Scary thought… RT @Pathh1: PPNotes Only 400 generations since start of agriculture http://t.co/6SjNycx #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Raven: World population is unlike any problem we’ve had in the past. You are an "idiot" if you think otherwise, says Peter. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
#ibc18 Public Lecture. Peter Raven hurling a torrent of factoids on global human population growth and pressure. Short story? #toomanypeople
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Raven: UK footprint far bigger than ‘biocapacity’ (opposite for Australia but trending towards UK). Not sure where I should be? #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
Peter Raven: shoutout for biocapacity ecological footprint: http://www.footprintnetwork.org PR’s on council http://bit.ly/pyCq3n #ibc18
Pathh1
July 26, 2011
#ibc18 Peter Raven: humans already consuming at a rate 1.5 times what the planet can produce. #youarenotcheeringmeuppeter 🙁
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Raven: unjust and unwise for world to not allow every child reach their potential. And now to plants #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
had stick, now the carrot? MT @TimEntwisle: Raven: unjust, unwise for world to not allow every child reach potential. now to plants #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Pretty gruesome carrot so far. RT @Jim_Croft: had stick, now the carrot? #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
Peter Raven How many plant species? 375,000 valid species names with more than 75,000 still to be named, most already in herbaria. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 26, 2011
Raven: Plant extinction rates: 10/yr for last 65 million yrs, last 500 yrs 100/yr, now 1000/yr ; may climb to 10,000 extinctions/yr. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 26, 2011
#ibc18. Peter Raven now onto climate change factoid torrent. 🙁 #makethatabottleofsinglemalt
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
#ibc18. Peter Raven outining the impact of climate change on agriculture and plants. #makethatacrateofsinglemalt 🙁
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Raven: And now the animals. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
#ibc18. Peter Raven now on to alien invasive species… #justgetsbetterandbetter 🙁
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Raven showing cane toads & rabbit damage as dangers of alien invasives. But they’re so cute #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 26, 2011
Raven: 19 of 20 species in a chopped down Brazilian forest not known to science. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
Referring to insects & bacteria here: RT @TimEntwisle: Raven: 19 of 20 species in chopped down Brazilian forest not known to science. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 26, 2011
Raven: But it will all be OK. You can relax @Jim_Croft. No #singlemalt for you, we have plant list plus. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
Agree with Peter Raven that we must, and can, teach our children well. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
#ibc18. Raven: we can know and learn stuff about plant biodiversity. and teach it. #atlastsomegoodnews 🙂
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Raven says learn, teach, act… #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011
#ibc18. Peter Raven now talking on individual behaviour modification towards sustainability. Quoting Gandhi on need and greed.
Jim_Croft
July 26, 2011
Off to consume 🙁 #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 26, 2011

And that brings an end to the Tuesday tweets for #IBC18. As always you can follow the #IBC18 hashtag or follow @IBC11 on twitter.  

 
 


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