Skip to comments.Warmer Planet Could Be Dominated by Mosquitoes, Ticks, Rodents and Jellyfish
Posted on 02/24/2012 7:47:34 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Imagine a planet where jellyfish rule the seas, giant rodents roam the mountains and swarms of insects blur everything in sight. It may sound far-fetched, but enough global warming is likely to change the distribution of wildlife on Earth. While species that are under threat, such as the polar bear, seem to get all the attention, others are beginning to thrive like never before.
In the past three months, new studies have been published about killer whales, wandering albatross and trumpeter swansall of which appear to be benefiting from climate change.
Melting ice is turning the Arctic Sea into a giant buffet for killer whales. They have been arriving in growing numbers to feed on belugas, seals and narwhals, according to a recent study by scientists from the University of Manitoba. Warmer temperatures make it easier for the whales to hunt because their prey is less likely to climb onto sea ice or hide below it to escape.
At the opposite end of the world, in Antarctica's Southern Ocean, changing winds have been helping the wandering albatross find food faster. Researchers say global warming has produced stronger air currents that allow the birds to spend less time away from their nests, increasing the odds that their chicks will survive.
"The duration of foraging trips has decreased, breeding success has improved and birds have increased in mass by more than 1 kilogram," wrote the study's authors, who called their findings "positive consequences of climate change."
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Left off the biggest pest of all - Progressives.
And a planet that is running close to the dorm will only have to worry about these vermin tomorrow just as much as they do today.
78 years of continual cooling hardly makes this very desirable warming seem unlikely
With 50% saying they plan to vote for Barry again, I’d have to say that it already is dominated by mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and jellyfish.
Save the Whales, drive a Hummer.
Get rid of some of the damn wetlands which at one time were drained. And maybe even spray for mosquitos. Like duh...
When the current ice age ends, and the earth’s temperature returns to a more normal 6-9 degrees F above current temperatures, we’ll see.
“Warmer Planet Could Be Dominated by Mosquitoes, Ticks, Rodents and Jellyfish”
And the giant monkeys that could fly out of my butt.
I remember the trucks that came by with the fogger. We used to ride behind them on our bicycles. On a dirt road. Without helmets.
Amazing we weren't instantly struck dead.
You plan on being here? LOL!
Beware the South Dakota jellyfish!
You'll need some ointment for that. And maybe some Tucks(r) pads.
Weasel word: “Could”.
Equally valid headline:
“Planet might be cooler, and whatever the weather there may be no change in Mosquitos, Ticks or anything else. This is a meaningless article written by a liberal trying to advance an agenda. Thank you for ignoring it.”
Sounds like the OWS crowd.
Yeah I was on a tropical island missile base (Kwajalein) in the mid 60’s and we did the same thing. Kind of smelled good.
They did the same thing at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama when I was a kid.