Climate change and natural areas: 90 things we don’t want to lose

It’s a simple philosophy. The things we share are the things we save. The topics we discuss are the topics we deal with. The ideals we neglect? They fade away.

What would you miss the most, if climate change made it disappear from your favourite natural area? That question is asked in the video above. The question is blunt but needs to be discussed. Why? Because we create the world of tomorrow from the thoughts we share today.

To discover what everybody else would miss, I posted the video on Twitter last week, using the hashtag #IWouldMiss. The wonderful responses are collated below. The messages are not at all gloomy. I read them as a statement of commitment and intent. These are the things we will work to save. Enjoy.

#IWouldMiss – Oceans, Beaches, Rivers and Wetlands

Small Island



Hattah Lakes

#IWouldMiss – Birds of Many Colors


blue wren

#IWouldMiss – Healthy, Diverse Ecosystems

Mossy rock 1

Burnt tree

#IWouldMiss – Amazing Critters, Big and Small

Mosses plants

#IWouldMiss – Tall Trees and Colorful Flowers

#IWouldMiss – Nature’s Cathedral

Old Callitris

#IWouldMiss … Everything!

What would you miss the most, if it were to vanish from your favorite natural area?


Many thanks to everyone who shared their favourite natural things on Twitter. My apologies if I missed any. By the time you read this blog there will, undoubtedly, be more #IWouldMiss tweets on Twitter. I hope this blog encourages even more. The original photo of the red-tailed cockatoos is from Wikipedia and the wren photo is from the web.

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9 thoughts

    1. I would miss the dawn chorus of birds and the sound of frogs in a bubbling creek running over stones in a beautiful woodland.

  1. Vicarious pleasure knowing that pygmy possums still existed even if I cannot see them!

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