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."
(Excerpt) Read more at scientificamerican.com ...
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.
I thought that mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and jellyfish were all names for “progressives”.
Tunas, sharks, swordfish and some salmon eat jellyfish. People eat tuna, sharks and salmon. More jellyfish equals more tuna. I like tuna.
We’re 5000 years overdue for the next glacial period.
It was due to garbage articles like this that I was forced years ago to cancel my subscription to the once well-beloved Scientific American Alas, no more.
The warmer the climate, the better it is for human life.....whats the problem.
And a colder planet would be dominated by wolves and bears.
I used to like Scientific American. Now they’re just a leftist propaganda organ.
“Imagine a planet where jellyfish rule the seas, giant rodents roam the mountains and swarms of insects blur everything in sight.”
Sounds a lot better than my immigrant in-laws who are living with us. Where do I sign up?
I used to subscribe to Scientific American. Of course that was back when the magazine was about science.
And bumper crops!
I posted the following comment at SA about their BS article:
Well gee, if there was anything to this ridiculous assertion, then there should be tons of evidence of plagues of mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and jellyfish during the medieval warming period. Right? You know, the warmest global period in written history? That period when the Vikings spread their seed far and wide, even unto Greenland colonies (which then failed when the earth cooled a bit again). That period in which there was plenty to eat and mankind flourished more than before and after that warmth. Oh, and apparently mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and jellyfish flourished then too. Right?
“Scientific” American has obviously totally succumbed to the Progressive (Marxist) disease most other bird-cage-liner media have fallen prey too. Just like them, SA won’t be around too much longer, since now we have almost unlimited sources to discover the truth. Well, SA won’t be around in printed form, in which case they become just one more web site amongst billions. No big loss. Nothing at all scientific anymore about Scientific American. And not really American anymore either. “The magazine whose title is two lies in one” would be quite the accurate masthead these days, I think.
Oh, you mean Democrats? (hat-tip to Bob Hope)
One generation ago, America’s education system was hijacked from the once world-leading system of scientific excellence, by the same education union bureaucracy which has demolished everything else excellent in American education.
The resulting mediocratic mush, ceased having even the capability of effectively deploying the actual scientific method, which had once lead to what had been American scientific leadership of the world.
“Scientists” promoted for being feminists or gay, were unable to invent the next actual scientific breakthrough, so they advanced their careers not by science, but by office politics.
Now, they’ve destroyed the host.
American science is nothing but a historical memory.
Liberals destroy everything they touch.
You have private mail.
Hey girl, here’s to bumper crops. I plan on attempting a garden this year. But then, I plan on it every year. Never seem to get around to it though. It’s a bit harder to have a garden in a postage stamp size yard. Are you well?
I can’t speak to the jellyfish and the rodents, but if mosquitos become a problem, I’ll just call these guys:
Woot- Woot /sarc
But remember that DDT is not allowed.
Bikinis could dominate in a warmer climate.
Ah. It is the Democrat voter registration drive.
“Imagine a planet where jellyfish rule the seas, giant rodents roam the mountains and swarms of insects blur everything in sight”
Soon as Florida gets some mountains it’ll qualify.
That’s OK with me, as long as we can get rid of the Rats.
It's already happening. Exhibit A = the U.S. Capitol. Both parties include many examples of all of the above.
Warmer Planet Could Be Dominated by Mosquitoes, Ticks, Rodents and Jellyfish
In other words, Democrats.
Most of the jellyfish can be found at RNC headquarters when they aren’t on television.
Oh great. More Democrats.
Now wait a minute......I thought it was settled that warming caused creatures to get smaller, not bigger...
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