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Climate change to kill off a fifth of world's lizards: study
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/10 | AFP

Posted on 05/13/2010 1:42:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Global warming could kill off as many as a fifth of the world's lizards by 2080, with potentially devastating consequences for ecosystems around the world, a study released Thursday said.

Researchers who conducted a major survey of lizard populations worldwide said in a study published in the May 14th issue of Science that lizards appear to be especially sensitive to the effects of climate change and are dying off at an alarming rate.

The loss of the lizard populations could wreak havoc with ecosystems in which they are a crucial part of the food chain, since they are important prey for many birds, snakes, and voracious predators of insects.

The biologists in the study ruled out factors other than global warming as being responsible for the rapid decrease in the lizard population.

"We did a lot of work on the ground to validate the model and show that the extinctions are the result of climate change," said Barry Sinervo, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

"None of these are due to habitat loss. These sites are not disturbed in any way, and most of them are in national parks or other protected areas," he said.

The scientists worked up models based on predicted probabilities of local extinction showing the likelihood of species extinction was estimated to be six percent by 2050 and 20 percent by 2080.

Earlier models, they said, have accurately predicted the extinctions of lizard population on five continents around the world.

The researchers said they first noted the disappearance of lizard populations in France and later in Mexico, where 12 percent of lizard populations are thought to have died out.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: algore; climatechange; climategate; globalwarming; lizards; scam

1 posted on 05/13/2010 1:42:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Now if it was Rinos...


2 posted on 05/13/2010 1:43:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Does this include the reptiles in DC?


3 posted on 05/13/2010 1:44:36 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Blah-de-blah-blah-blah. Don’t believe it.


4 posted on 05/13/2010 1:45:05 PM PDT by madison10
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To: NormsRevenge

and later in Mexico, where 12 percent of lizard populations are thought to have died out.

Are they sure they didn’t just come across the border
looking for a better life?


5 posted on 05/13/2010 1:45:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Helen Thomas Pictures, Images and Photos

How bout tortoises?

6 posted on 05/13/2010 1:45:41 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: NormsRevenge

The cold snap in So. FL killed off a lot of iguanas. Hot/cold - adapt or die, I guess.


7 posted on 05/13/2010 1:45:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NormsRevenge

Who’s going to tell these “scientists” that the AGW boat sailed a few months ago?


8 posted on 05/13/2010 1:47:15 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Are there any horny-toads left in Texas? I haven’t seen one in over 30 years. It’s said the fire ants did them in.


9 posted on 05/13/2010 1:47:16 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: NormsRevenge

No wonder the scaly reptiles running the global warming scam are worried.


10 posted on 05/13/2010 1:48:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge
Climate change to kill off a fifth of world's lizards: study

Good!


11 posted on 05/13/2010 1:49:36 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Forgive me, but I’ve seen no evidence of it in Congress.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 1:49:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Excusaholic: MeCain lost to Jr., RINO endorsements are flying, & you live at 2012 Denial Blvd.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, I could kill off a fifth of Lizard...............

13 posted on 05/13/2010 1:49:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: raybbr

There you go. Exactly right.


14 posted on 05/13/2010 1:50:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Excusaholic: MeCain lost to Jr., RINO endorsements are flying, & you live at 2012 Denial Blvd.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Are you sure you aren’t confusing lizards with old gizzards? ;-)


15 posted on 05/13/2010 1:50:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess they didn’t get the memo that all the global warming stuff was fake.


16 posted on 05/13/2010 1:50:50 PM PDT by dockkiller (COME AND TAKE IT.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lizards are a kind of renewable resource - at least here in Florida.

Sometime in the past, a number of really HUGE lizards got killed off, in a mass extinction, yet somehow life continued here on planet Earth.

Lizards are not essential to most ecologies here, as there are a number of other creatures more than able to fill in the niche that would be vacated by their absence.

Including some degenerate forms of humanity.


17 posted on 05/13/2010 1:50:57 PM PDT by alloysteel ("If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Or chickens? Imagine how many chickens could die if the lizards die!

Or turkeys with all those dead chickens.

Oh the humanity!!!

18 posted on 05/13/2010 1:52:26 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: NormsRevenge

No, I have an old gizzard. ;-)


19 posted on 05/13/2010 1:52:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Excusaholic: MeCain lost to Jr., RINO endorsements are flying, & you live at 2012 Denial Blvd.)
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To: alloysteel

The only lizard native to southern Michigan is a 5 lined skink and I’ve only ever seen about a dozen of them and that has been within the last couple of years.


20 posted on 05/13/2010 1:55:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ilovesarah2012
Ya know, according to these brainiac's, the climate has never changed - the animals / mamals / 'Rats have never - ever had to adapt to climate change!

Until we showed up and God gave us one of these self-professed brains to tell us we are screwing EVERYTHING up.

When I die and meet God, I'm gonna give him a good talking to....

Ok, the Devil I understand. Liberals and liberal science....?

We really must have pissed you off, huh?

21 posted on 05/13/2010 1:55:54 PM PDT by LasVegasMac
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To: bgill

Yes, matter of fact we saw one this past Monday. There are not near as many lizards and horny toads, but I think the fire ants killed most of those.


22 posted on 05/13/2010 1:57:36 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: LasVegasMac

F the lizards!


23 posted on 05/13/2010 1:58:11 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can’t tell if the lizards have been killed off by the heat or not. There’s six inches of snow on the ground and the high today is about 35.


24 posted on 05/13/2010 1:59:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Actually lizards love HEAT. its cold they can’t handle..


25 posted on 05/13/2010 2:00:01 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think they should set aside special sanctuaries for the lizards, with low lighting and happy hour specials. Under those conditions, some of them will actually sing, although not well.


26 posted on 05/13/2010 2:01:02 PM PDT by married21
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To: NormsRevenge

27 posted on 05/13/2010 2:01:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NormsRevenge
I wish these "experts" would change jobs and become my local weatherperson.

My local weatherperson only gets the 3 day forecast right 57% of the time.

It is a field wide open for these "geniuses".

(/s)

28 posted on 05/13/2010 2:04:18 PM PDT by TYVets (I want to see Congress required to get their healthcare in VA hospitals)
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To: married21
They will never compete with frogs.


29 posted on 05/13/2010 2:04:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The scientists worked up models based on predicted probabilities

I wonder if any of those "models" predicted the probability that I would smack one of those so-called scientists upsida their head if I ever met them?

Probably not.......

30 posted on 05/13/2010 2:04:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Climate change to kill off a fifth of world's lizards: study"

God, I hope so.

Too bad its the usual totally fake Global Warming pseudo-science.

Lizards are cold blooded, and therefore thrive and extend their range greatly in warmer climates.

31 posted on 05/13/2010 2:10:21 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: TigersEye

true.


32 posted on 05/13/2010 2:11:31 PM PDT by married21
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To: NormsRevenge

Adapt or die.


33 posted on 05/13/2010 2:13:43 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now we know how the “V” series ends.


34 posted on 05/13/2010 2:14:13 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t know how I feel about this. I have never tasted lizard.


35 posted on 05/13/2010 2:27:48 PM PDT by nitzy (A just law does not punish virtue nor reward vice.)
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To: madison10

Well, if it does happen it’s a natural event.


36 posted on 05/13/2010 2:35:06 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: NormsRevenge
Global warming COULD kill off as many as a fifth of the world's lizards by 2080, with POTENTIALLY devastating consequences.

Same Hoax, different reptile. Look at the awful "root" of this "speculation" ... it has nothing to do with "green, or bugs or reptiles" ... just green MONEY! (Yours and Mine).

CCX - Global Warming's Awful Roots

37 posted on 05/13/2010 3:01:12 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Help! A vote for Harry Reid might save my life!"

38 posted on 05/13/2010 3:03:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge

So let me get this straight: if computer models of a non-linear dynamical system, which were worthless for long-term prediction from the get-go for mathematical reasons, all of which have been empirically falsified by the last 10 years of data were right, then in 70 years, there would have been a 20% decrease in the world lizard population.

And this is relevant to anything how?


39 posted on 05/13/2010 3:08:27 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is pretty clear this falls into the “made-up” category.


40 posted on 05/13/2010 3:18:44 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: NormsRevenge
So I need to worry about an event that will happen 70 years from now???

Imagine the hilarity and scorn if scientist told the people in 1940's that by 2010 something terrible would happen if we didn't do XYZ to stop it.

I'm sure someone would be institutionalized for insanity

Today people swallow pablum like this hook, line and sinker.

41 posted on 05/13/2010 3:47:09 PM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: NormsRevenge
SAVE THE LOT LIZARDS!


42 posted on 05/13/2010 4:09:07 PM PDT by Rodamala
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

43 posted on 05/13/2010 4:52:17 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Let his days be few; and let another take his office. " - Psalm 109:8)
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