Thanks to my sister Michelle McIlroy for designing the logo!


Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


March 23, 2016

GOP senators push to block climate fund money

From The Hill:

Overnight Energy: GOP senators push to block climate fund money

GOP SENATORS: NO CLIMATE FUND MONEY: Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is once again leading a group of Republican senators in demanding that Congress stop the Obama administration's attempts to pay money into the United Nations' Green Climate Fund.
The lawmakers are asking the Senate Appropriations Committee to write into its bill a provision preventing any funds from going to the international body, which uses its money to help developing nations cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
It comes after the State Department paid $500 million into the fund, its first such payment, pointing out that last year's appropriations bill did not set aside money for the fund, but didn't prohibit officials from shifting around money from other places.
"We stand firmly opposed to taxpayer dollars going to the GCF," the senators wrote in the Tuesday letter.
"Congress has never authorized or specifically approved funding for the GCF. Giving billions of dollars to an international climate fund is a significant waste of American resources," they said. "With the United States' national debt exceeding $19 trillion and the difficulty finding resources to make critical investments here at home, we should not be sending taxpayer dollars overseas to international bureaucrats in the name of climate change."

Here is the note I sent to each of them via their "contact me" pages on their Senate websites. Assuming it will make no difference, and that I will not get a response, but if they hear enough messages like this, maybe they will reconsider their backwards views....

Dear Senator,
Your recent opposition to the payment of money to the Green Climate Fund is appalling. It is time for the Republican Party to come to grips with the fact that the climate is changing, and that humans are at least in part a cause of the changes. We as a society need to be stepping up and doing our part to help ensure that our children and grandchildren have a planet left worth inheriting. Continued opposition to anything good for the environment should NOT be a part of any political platform, especially that of the Republican Party, the party of Theodore Roosevelt, one of the greatest conservationists the country has seen. A sustainable future is the only future, and the backward-facing views of the Republican Party simply are not in line with that. The views and actions of the Republican Party will do nothing except for place the planet on a fast-track collision course with a death sentence. I implore you to reconsider your opposition to the GCF, and to discontinue standing in the way of the will of the people to make a better home for everyone, yourself included. Should you continue to oppose anything that is good for the future of the planet, then I hope that you will find yourself soon out of office.
Jeremy Taylor


January 18, 2016

Send me to Antarctica!

Dear Friends,

Oceanwide Expeditions is running a contest to send someone to Antarctica, and I have entered! As many of you know, I have spent much of my life championing the environment, and working to promote a better, sustainable future for the planet. Antarctica is on my bucket list of places to visit, but financially, it is very much out of reach, and unfortunately I don't see that changing any time soon. With the effects of climate change already beginning to show, I fear that I may never get to see this wonder before it is drastically changed, if I am able to make it at all. Please consider voting for me so that I can take this trip of a lifetime!