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Climate change threatens nature from coffee to Arctic fox-forum
Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:15pm IST | Alister Doyle

Posted on 09/27/2012 9:32:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

(Reuters) - Climate change is a threat to everything from coffee plantations to Arctic foxes and even a moderate rise in world temperatures will be damaging for plants and animals in some regions, experts said on Wednesday.

Habitats such as coral reefs or the Arctic region were among the most vulnerable to global warming, scientists said at a conference in Lillehammer, south Norway, organized by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

Almost 200 governments agreed in 2010 to a goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, seen as a threshold for dangerous changes such as droughts, floods, desertification and rising sea levels.

"At 2C you have impacts. The idea that 2C is a safe level doesn't really hold up," said Jeff Price, coordinator of the Wallace Initiative, an international group seeking to model the effects of climate change on 50,000 types of plant and animals.

"And when you start moving beyond 2C the impacts on biodiversity start rapidly increasing through much of the world," he said. Greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are the main cause of warming, according to a U.N. scientific panel.

Price said Colombian coffee plantations, for instance, would have to be shifted to higher altitudes and onto more shaded northern slopes as temperatures rose. "It's going to require wholesale movements of coffee plantations in Colombia," he said.

That could put coffee more into competition with habitats for rare tropical animals and plants.

FOXES, LEMMINGS

In Scandinavia, the Arctic fox is among animals under pressure since climate change is reducing the availability of its main prey, the lemming. And red foxes, bigger than their Arctic cousins, are moving north as temperatures warm.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 09/27/2012 9:32:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

The propaganda and its funding still continues.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 9:33:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

blah-blah-blah they will never stop trying, will they?


3 posted on 09/27/2012 9:40:56 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“still continues”

But not like it was. Sometime between An Inconvenient Truth and Climategate it climaxed. I don’t recall being made to feel I was about to die since ‘08.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 9:43:03 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Irenic
My first thought was "they keep slinging this sh!t against the wall waiting to see what sticks."

I know believe even the dullest libtard hears/sees it same as we do.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 9:43:33 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reuters? Yeah, now that’s a liberal crackpot organization if there’s ever been one. Waste of read!!


6 posted on 09/27/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, living in the great state of Tennessee...Go Freepers Go!)
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To: Oratam
"know" = "now"

beers; hour

apologies

7 posted on 09/27/2012 9:48:06 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Irenic; Tublecane; Oratam; KLT
Related thread:

Climate Realism (S. Fred Singer)

8 posted on 09/27/2012 9:51:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The propaganda and its funding still continues.

Yes, but it's become self-parody. NOBODY with an IQ above room temperature believes the silly doom-and-gloom, end-of-the-world, faux "scientists" anymore. The global warming scammers jumped the shark long ago.

Don't get me wrong - - we definitely must remain vigilant and I thank you for your continued attention to the scammers and their latest schemes. I do, however, think we're mostly in the clear for at least ten years. or for as long as we have a GOP Senate firewall. Also, thanks for the pings.

FRegards,
LH

9 posted on 09/27/2012 9:53:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The enviroloonies seem to be acting up again. I wonder if this is because they don’t see Barry winning in November and they know that they better get what they want now.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 9:54:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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What part of the planet has not a little, but by far the greatest biodiversity? Is it the tropics (where it is warm), or the poles?


11 posted on 09/27/2012 11:07:33 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

[Almost 200 governments agreed in 2010 to a goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times. . .]

I doubt the citizens of those 200 governments are anxious to return to the Bronze Age.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 11:10:22 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t drink coffee and I hate foxes so good.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 2:47:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

.....organized by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

The what?

Bwhahahahahahaaah


14 posted on 09/28/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by JPJones (Frodo Lives!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

.....organized by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

The what?

Bwhahahahahahaaah


15 posted on 09/28/2012 10:11:31 AM PDT by JPJones (Frodo Lives!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Well I do drink coffee....and I love it....!

It is a necessary item ....along with electricity...!!!

16 posted on 09/28/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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I'm tempted to say, "Quit making sh!t up!"

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17 posted on 09/28/2012 7:14:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This week it’s coffee... next week it’s chocolates and small cute furry creatures... Mother’s love? Mom’s get stressed by climate change and stop loving their children. The horror. And bazillions will die... and oh, by the way, we need a few extra trillions to prop up more liberal elite ‘scientists’...


18 posted on 09/29/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I went to hear one the original Greenpeace founders speak. His name is Patrick Moore; he now supports nuclear energy. He was about the only one at Greenpeace with a science background.

In his talk he gave factual information about the fallacy of human caused climate change.

He has a new book out; I assume it will be pretty good but I haven't read it. Greenpeace now obviously doesn’t like him. He took kind of a swipe at them saying there wasn't a pension plan at Greenpeace when he was involved!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Moore_(environmentalist)

19 posted on 09/29/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Here is his book:

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Greenpeace-Dropout-Sensible-Environmentalist/dp/0986480827/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348926911&sr=1-1&keywords=patrick+moore


20 posted on 09/29/2012 6:58:25 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reuters - the new Pravda


21 posted on 09/29/2012 12:53:17 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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