Skip to comments.Climate change threatens Tibetan antelopes deliveries
Posted on 07/14/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
XINING - Every summer, Tibetan antelopes in China's remote northwest follow a certain pattern of migration that is key to the endangered species' survival.
Normally, around 30,000 pregnant gazelles migrate, some travel for thousands of miles, in June and July to the heart of Hoh Xil nature reserve on the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibetan plateau to deliver calves.
Scientists have not been able to explain why the gazelles favor this place to give birth. But there are worrying signs that this pattern might change before they even have another calf -- due to climate change.
In recent months, melting glaciers and excessive rainfall caused several lakes in Hoh Xil to overflow, forming new rivers. Deep and wide river channels that scarred the grasslands prevented some pregnant antelopes from reaching their "comfort zones" for delivery this year, said Tseten, a senior official of the Hoh Xil nature reserve administration.
"Climate change has come too fast and is too big," Tseten said.
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Are my Tibetan Antelope Deliveries cancelled entirely? Or just delayed? I need to know now!
“worrying signs that this pattern might change before they even have another calf — due to climate change”
un...they’ll have their calves someplace else!
oh...outside their “comfort zone”....???
Climate Change (Gorebal Warming) has come too fast?
Now the junk scientists have resurrected the Global Cooling theory.
84 in Sacramento... coolest weather at the State Fair in my 25+ years here.
We just broke the record for the coldest summer so far in Alaska, here around Wasilla its barely getting over 60F day after day. had two days it went over 70, our two days of summer.
I think summer fled to the midwest, maybe its looking for work.
Just entertained some researchers from Europe. Coldest, wettest,darkest summer there they can remember, which is also what’s happening at the London Olympics.
If your local media is anything like ours we only hear about the east coast heat index. Our remarkably cool summer is not worth covering.
Stay thirsty my friend... whoops, I mean warm.
To tell you the truth I am beginning to get a vibe that globally we are all in for a major climate surprise, could it be another Ice Age?
Possibly indicators of magnetic pole shifting about to occur?
I think I may just dig out the old cast iron stove and lay in a supply of wood, lots of wood for possibly a colder winter.
BTW, Alaska broke records for the heaviest snowfall recorded in most parts, they are still plowing snow off parts of Anchorage.
No, no, NO!
Because the preggers antelopes can’t get to the comfort zone, they won’t have their babies!
The delivering storks won’t be expecting this, and will drop the kids off at the usual addresses, but the mothers won’t be there to receive them.
Technically, this is called a “Type II Miscarriage” by the Stork Works management.
(A Type I Miscarriage is when the stork drops the baby at the wrong address, while the expecting mother is waiting at the correct address.)
China: “F@#k the Tibetan antelopes”. Our ruling class children need Ferraris and Bugattis.