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Climate change could wipe out butterfly populations
Summit County Voice ^ | June 2, 2012 | by Bob Berwyn

Posted on 06/02/2012 6:23:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Global warming is expected to result in localized extinctions of up to one-third of all butterfly species.

A recently published study concluded that butterflies which tend to emerge later in the year or fly higher in the mountains are probably more vulnerable becayse they have evolved to deal with a shorter window of opportunity to reproduce.

The findings have implications beyond just the survival of individual butterfly species, since their absence or presence has effects on pollination and other functions of herbaceous ecosystems.

“Insects and plants are at the base of the food pyramid and are extremely important, but they often get less attention when we are studying the ecological impacts of climate change,” said Javier G. Illa-Wanker, with the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University.

The research was done by Illa-Wankers’s group in the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. It examined 32 butterfly species for five years at various elevations in a Mediterranean mountain range, and the delays in flight dates that occurred as a result of elevation change.

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1 posted on 06/02/2012 6:23:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fluffy bunny population also affected.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 6:25:58 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Climate change has wiped out the intelligence of a group of people that have corrupted the group of environmentalists. A a study has shown that the non climate change people have a greater scientific intelligence than the climate change hacks.
3 posted on 06/02/2012 6:28:35 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Buncha Wankers.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 6:30:25 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They are just going to continue on and on about this “climate change” nonsense as if we did not learn that they lied about the initial data...


5 posted on 06/02/2012 6:31:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If globull warming threatened to wipe out roaches or yellow jackets I'd be in favor of it!
6 posted on 06/02/2012 6:31:46 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s always good to see a butterfly flutter by.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by buridan
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To: ClearCase_guy

We had a warm winter this year and it looks like bunnies and bullfrogs did better than usual.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 6:32:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Are the rainbow unicorns safe?


9 posted on 06/02/2012 6:39:31 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wish it would wipe out leftists.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My wife and I are avid gardeners and live in central Oklahoma. This past winter was very mild. Since our flowers came out in the spring we have noticed an over abundance of butterflies, many more than normal. Small, large, different colors, butterflies I’ve never seen. A joy to sit and watch.


11 posted on 06/02/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wasn’t it 2 winters ago that unusually cold temps in N. Mexico devastated the monarch population?


12 posted on 06/02/2012 6:48:08 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: mikeus_maximus

“I wish it would wipe out leftists.” ....and Ground Hogs! Nasty pieces of work also. :)

Like Your tag line.


13 posted on 06/02/2012 6:49:11 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.escet.urjc.es/biodiversos/espa/personal/becarios/javier_e.htm

Here is the man called Wanker in the above article. Maybe he married a wanker to get green card etc


14 posted on 06/02/2012 6:50:08 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We’re all going to die!

Er, someday.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: jdsteel

You beat me too it. No pun intended. Actually I was moved by the ten foot pole rule. No pun intended.


16 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:38 AM PDT by wita
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To: Mr. K

“They are just going to continue on and on about this “climate change” nonsense as if we did not learn that they lied about the initial data...”

This is exactly what the left does. Keep repeating the lie long after opposing forces debunk it. Then it becomes the new truth.


17 posted on 06/02/2012 6:57:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thanks for the pic. In this case, it really is worthy 1000 words.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 6:58:35 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Such a dour look on the man!! He should come to my property - butterflies, bluebirds! the cutest cardinal couple you ever saw - abound.

We have a swallow in our bluebird box - I was mad at first but the bluebirds found another place nearby. The swallow is pretty - white stomach and steely greenish blue body.

Also a hummingbird at the window - nature is awesome and repairs itself.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 7:06:06 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: dennisw

“Here is the man called Wanker “

One of Peggy Bundy’s relatives?

In my small town between Cleveland and Akron, I have seen very few butterflies. I figured it’s all the chemicals people are using on their lawns. My lawn is a sanctuary for bugs! It’s all weeds! Hey! They’re green.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 7:10:47 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We have had a major influx of Butterflies this year...hundreds of them! This article is total Bull Merd.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 7:16:42 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: stonehouse01

That’s Josef Goebbels.
(Meant to reflect the relentless propaganda of AGW,etc.)


22 posted on 06/02/2012 7:18:16 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Climate change could wipe out butterfly populations"

I say good. I am tired of the little buggers flapping their wings over there in China and causing all these Hurricanes and storms.

Enough is enough!

23 posted on 06/02/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Carl LaFong

Relentless propaganda - maybe my new tagline?

elaborate on AGW - I am not familiar with the term


24 posted on 06/02/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Then bunnies and butterflies had better ‘nut-up’ and grow a pair if they wanna live.


25 posted on 06/02/2012 7:24:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thank you for the laugh


26 posted on 06/02/2012 7:24:14 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You are doing a public service..... I know a large orchard that wants and encourages weeds in between the fruit trees. The flowering weeds attract the pollinators, bees and such, the fruit trees need


27 posted on 06/02/2012 7:24:27 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I need more coffee. At first glance I read his name as Ima-Wanker.


28 posted on 06/02/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Gaffer

don’t forget the chipmunks


29 posted on 06/02/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Its all due to a recent increase in unicorn farts. Should you encounter any unicorns, destroy them on sight.


30 posted on 06/02/2012 7:27:38 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Global warming is expected to result in localized extinctions of up to one-third of all butterfly species.

When it actually happened as expected I'd burn all my cash in tribute to the alarmist...being right about global warming for the first time

I think I'm pretty safe here...

31 posted on 06/02/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Adapt or perish.

Called “natural law”.


32 posted on 06/02/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If they could just get the butterflies, cows and Canadian Geese to stop crapping all over the place we wouldn’t have this problem.


33 posted on 06/02/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

>>> ... butterflies which tend to emerge later in the year or fly higher in the mountains are probably more vulnerable becayse they have evolved to deal with a shorter window of opportunity to reproduce.

First they make a claim, after the study, they still use the language ‘could wipe out’, ‘are probably more vulnerable’, ....

That’s no scientific study. Nobody in a sciece field would write that “conclusion”.

Shameful how ‘science’ is being used.


34 posted on 06/02/2012 7:53:49 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: ops33
Since our flowers came out in the spring we have noticed an over abundance of butterflies, many more than normal. Small, large, different colors, butterflies I’ve never seen. A joy to sit and watch.

Look for your garden to be attacked by a lot of caterpillars later this year.

35 posted on 06/02/2012 8:01:43 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Grasping at fairy dust.


36 posted on 06/02/2012 8:10:29 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Fluffy bunny population also affected."

You are right!

I heard that it had already wiped out ALL of the unicorns. :-(

"Gloom, Despair and Agony on me!"

37 posted on 06/02/2012 8:11:33 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is there anything Global Warming cannot do?


38 posted on 06/02/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Grasping at fairy dust.

The whole argument is specious.

Name one insect that humans have been able to eliminate.

Years of pesicides from DDT to Chlordane couldn’t eliminate termites.

Cockroaches have been around longer than dirt..fire ants anyone, how about cabbage lopers, the colorado cucumber beetle, the dreaded stink bug..

Pesticides aimed at them with massive spraying couldn’t kill them.


39 posted on 06/02/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: stonehouse01
"Thank you for the laugh"


40 posted on 06/02/2012 8:19:46 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I see a big fat “could” in that headline. These alarmists are pathetic money grubbing whores.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 8:30:35 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Rocky
Yes, I know, I've already seen them. Unfortunately, there appears to be a shortage of wasps, haven't seen any this year, not a single one. I also use insecticide sparingly since it also kills the good insects. But I do have lots of mockingbirds so maybe it will all balance out.
42 posted on 06/02/2012 8:50:02 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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43 posted on 06/02/2012 10:10:09 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

However, global warming will stop people from tramping through the woods on snowshoes, end ice fishing and put snowmobile makers out of business so isn’t that a net positive for the environmentalist whackos?


44 posted on 06/02/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Ditter
If globull warming threatened to wipe out roaches or yellow jackets I'd be in favor of it!

Many people would like us to wipe out all viruses too.

However, without cockroaches and viruses, life on Earth would cease to exist.

45 posted on 06/02/2012 11:46:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: rlmorel

ALL those problems could be eliminated if we just wiped out the human species.


46 posted on 06/02/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Heh, I think that would be the preferred approach of the enviroweenies, who do view humans as polluting vermin.

Except for themselves, of course.


47 posted on 06/02/2012 12:18:15 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: UCANSEE2

If roaches are necessary for life on earth to continue ...... we are in good shape!


48 posted on 06/02/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: rlmorel
Heh, I think that would be the preferred approach of the enviroweenies, who do view humans as polluting vermin.

The enviroweenies are just commie collaborators. It is the ruling elite who want you to quit breathing their air and eating their food.

See UN: Agenda 21

49 posted on 06/03/2012 5:35:03 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Ditter
If roaches are necessary for life on earth to continue ...... we are in good shape!

Cockroaches are important, as are many creatures. Mostly to the food chain.

VIRUSES are the really important 'death' forms. (I would have said life-form,but VIRUSES aren't ALIVE unless there is food).

Guess what 'form' of creature was the FIRST on planet Earth (as far as we can tell)?

How do you 'kill' a creature that spends much of it's time DEAD?

50 posted on 06/03/2012 5:40:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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