Science: In Warming World, Critters Run to the Hills

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    About 2,000 species examined are moving away from the equator at an average rate of more than 15 feet (five meters) per day, about a mile per year, according to new research published Thursday in the journal Science which analyzed previous studies. Species are also moving up mountains to escape the heat, but more slowly, averaging about four feet a year.

    The species mostly from the Northern Hemisphere and including plants moved in fits and starts, but over several decades it averages to about eight inches (20 centimeters) an hour away from the equator.

    ”The speed is an important issue,” said study main author Chris Thomas of the University of York. ”It is faster than we thought.”

    ”It’s already affected the entire planet’s wildlife,” Thomas said in a phone interview. ”It’s not a matter that might happen in the lifetime of our children and our grandchildren. If you look in your garden you can see the effects of climate change already.”

    Animals moving away from global warming faster | Sci-tech | DAWN.COM

    A heat wave is sweeping the planet, and animals and plants are making a break for cooler climes. Or so scientists have always assumed. It's been hard to tie a species' migration directly to climate change, particularly with human activity destroying ecosystems every year. But researchers have now gathered more evidence for that link by compiling data from 54 scientific papers that collectively map the habitat ranges of more than 2000 species during the past 4 decades. On average, the team finds, creatures move both up mountains and farther away from the equator at a speed that keeps pace with the rate of climate change and at a pace that is far faster than previously predicted.

    In Warming World, Critters Run to the Hills - ScienceNOW

    I don't like the direction this is taking. It seems to be saying animals understand what Republicans can't.
     
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    ”The speed is an important issue,” said study main author Chris Thomas of the University of York. ”It is faster than we thought.”

    Perhaps the thought should be reexamined?
     
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    It is saying no such thing.
     
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    So this explains illegal immigration
     
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    It seems rdean has found his religion. The funny thing is these scientist are trying to prove something with a preconceived notion like "man made global warming" which is totally the opposite of what they are supposed to do., Another funny thing about these libs is they believe in evolution, but when it is taking place before their eyes,they want to try alter the natural process. Species become extent and adapt, it's the natural order of things, it's the way G-d made it:cool:
     
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    Rdean certainly is a critter. How long did it take him to get to the Hills?
     
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    Critters? Hills?

    You would think the scientists were studying Congress.
     
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    The really funny thing is that this has been going on since the ice age ended.
     
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    "The really funny thing is that this has been going on since the ice age ended. "

    You must be very very old.
     
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    15 feet per day huh? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    LOL, this is a perfect example of style over substance...

    How did they come up with 15 feet? I can tell you it involved a lot of ridiculous number crunching and cost in the 100's of 1000's. 15 feet from the equator huh... LOL

    It's like the retarded pretense that 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit increase in temps over a hundred years is catastrophic warming, OR that will melt the icecaps and raise the sea levels 7 meters... :lol:

    Got news for you people... If its -20 F and it goes up to -19 F its still cold enough to make ice... LOL 15 feet you ecomentalists crack me up. You guys are really getting desperate now..
     

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