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Old 01-21-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Climate Threatens Species at Every Altitude

More evidence of our changing world - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/sc...2kenya.html?hp

"Over the next 100 years, many scientists predict, 20 percent to 30 percent of species could be lost if the temperature rises 3.6 degrees to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If the most extreme warming predictions are realized, the loss could be over 50 percent, according to the United Nations climate change panel"

"As the climate shifts, mountain animals on all continents will face similar problems. Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley recently documented that in Yosemite National Park, where there is a century-old animal survey for comparison, half the mountain species had moved their habitats up by an average of 550 yards to find cooler ground. Elsewhere in the United States, the pika, the alpine chipmunk and the San Bernardino flying squirrel have all been moving upslope in a pattern tightly linked to rising temperatures. They are now considered at serious risk of disappearing, said Shaye Wolf, climate science director of the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, which in 2010 applied to protect a number of American mountain species under the United States’ Endangered Species Act"
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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The pika is threatened by a lot worse things than climate change…. has anyone posting physically visited their “habitat” recently…. anyone taken a close look at the site and the surrounding areas with their own eyes? Maybe that’s a good place for folk to start so they can do their homework before posting and acting like chicken little and the sky is gonna fall if everybody doesn’t roll over and accept anthropogenic global warming as fact. UC Berkley adopted the same climate models everybody else and their brother…. to include our government…. seems to have adopted. What if their assumption of global warming is wrong>>>? No wonder why so many ditched this Wildlife Gardeners and few bother checking in any more. See post #5 here, Global Warming Threatens Natural Areas. Almost… every “stakeholder” is using the IPCC’s HADCRUT which is a merged dataset. Didn’t this site make some sort of an official statement that they don’t believe the science is "settled">>>>? I don’t know why I bothered stopping in. Guess it was to look to see if things had changed and if any of the people who bailed this site over all the worship of all things UN and globally warm were posting again…. nope… they’re not.
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