Butterflies – flews?
Posted by Jeff Id on March 19, 2010
In case you thought Climategate would settle down the fear mongering, guess what!!
Researchers say they have proven for the first time that man-made global warming is changing an animal’s life-cycle.
I guess they didn’t read about shrinking fish or sheep, or perhaps the paper on tougher beef – a truly scary prediction.
Butterflies are emerging in spring more than 10 days earlier than they did 65 years ago, and this shift is linked to climate change, reports a University of Melbourne-led study.
You’ve heard the fable about the flapping butterfly wing causing the leaf to fall early, which causes ant’s to be delayed in their travel, and that causes whatever — soon the world is changed completely. One thing we definitely don’t want, is early butterfly birth, the consequences of which could be disasterous, I suppose.
Butterflies that already live on mountaintops and can’t adjust to the heat have “nowhere else to go but heaven,” Arthur Shapiro, a biologist at University of California-Davis who collected the data, told USA TODAY in a story last month.
So the bugs are dying on mountaintops? Has anyone seen said bugs?
A third study, published in September in Biology Letters, found that climate change was one possible explanation for a sharp decline in female monarch butterflies in the eastern United States and Mexico.
Of course they found climate change was an explanation, how else would they get funding? You know, that’s one of the fallacies of the advocate argument, professors aren’t getting rich they say. I say no they’re not but they are getting cushy six figure jobs for turning out fear mongering tripe at an alarming rate. Go ahead and tell me there is no motivation — bull. Why do climate scientists get paid as much as other profs? Is Phil Jones paid an average salary, below average or above for a prof at his university? How many days does/did he teach vs do research?
The study comes as conservationists warn that a third of Europe’s butterflies are in decline, reports the United Kingdom’s Mail Online.
Well, it isn’t going to stop. They may be right that butterflies are changing their patterns, I don’t know but these guys are never going to stop the fear mongering until the free money stops flowing.