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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Laurence Packer

Laurence Packer teaches entomology and biodiversity, studies bees and is the author of Keeping the Bees: Why All Bees Are at Risk and What We Can Do to Save Them, published by HarperCollins in 2010.

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Laurence Packer

Wilful Blindness

A dramatic demonstration of environmental ignorance as federal policy December 2011
When asked what science can tell us about the nature of the creator, the evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane replied “an inordinate fondness for beetles.” With almost 400,000 described species and perhaps an order of magnitude more awaiting enumeration, there are certainly plenty of beetles. So an entomologist faced with a book entitled The Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests will immediately wonder which beetle is under…