Emily Murgatroyd | February 13, 2008 By Emily Murgatroyd • Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 22:28 Share Tweet Reddit Share Over 670 fishing and hunting organizations, representing millions of Americans have banded together to call on the US government to enact strong global warming legislation. H/T to Think Progress . Click here for reuse options! Tags: action on climate changeglobal warmingclimate changeglobal warming bloghuntingfishingunited states senatethink progress Emily Murgatroyd's blog Share Tweet Reddit Share EMAIL PRINT SUBSCRIBE ‹ PREVIOUSMarketing Professor Scott Armstrong at the New York Climate Change "Skeptics" ConferenceNEXT ›Polling the Politicians On Alberta Oil Sands View the discussion thread. Comments winnebago replied on Fri, 2008-02-15 20:40 Permalink Thanks for the post. Several Thanks for the post. Several of my local conservation groups are listed as signatories. Given the conservative membership of some of them, I’m surprised. Steve L replied on Wed, 2008-02-20 15:58 Permalink interested in agreement among membership This is very interesting. I wonder what proportion of the members of these rod and gun clubs support the call for legislation? I don’t belong to any R&G clubs, but I’ve interacted with several of them, and from that limited experience I think I can say that the leadership often comprises a higher proportion of biologists and wildlife technicians than the main body. It makes sense. A lot of people working for fish and wildlife agencies got interested via fishing and hunting, and their training, positions, and contacts make them appropriate leaders for the R&G clubs. I used to think this was bad in that the biologists responsible for conservation of species would focus on conservation for use (sensu Gifford Pinchot) rather than ecocentric conservation (sensu John Muir or Aldo Leopold). Now I suspect that the scientists who I think likely head these R&G clubs are more likely to throw their weight behind a call for action on AGW. It’s a big positive that I didn’t appreciate before.