Skip to comments.Climate change may destroy tiger's home
Posted on 02/12/2019 8:37:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years.
"Fewer than 4,000 Bengal tigers are alive today," said JCU's Professor Bill Laurance, a co-author of the study.
"That's a really low number for the world's biggest cat, which used to be far more abundant but today is mainly confined to small areas of India and Bangladesh," he said.
"Spanning more than 10,000 square kilometres, the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh and India is the biggest mangrove forest on Earth, and also the most critical area for Bengal tiger survival," said lead-author Dr Sharif Mukul, an assistant professor at Independent University Bangladesh.
"What is most terrifying is that our analyses suggest tiger habitats in the Sundarbans will vanish entirely by 2070," said Dr Mukul.
The researchers used computer simulations to assess the future suitability of the low-lying Sundarban region for tigers and their prey species, using mainstream estimates of climatic trends from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Their analyses included factors such as extreme weather events and sea-level rise.
"Beyond climate change, the Sundarbans are under growing pressure from industrial developments, new roads, and greater poaching," said Professor Laurance.
"So, tigers are getting a double whammy -- greater human encroachment on the one hand and a worsening climate and associated sea-level rises on the other," he said.
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Tony the Tiger.
So poachers aren’t the problem.
You lost me at IPCC.
How bout cutting all the trees down and putting up a solar farm. Thatll fix it
The tiger should talk to the three little pigs about what happened to two of their homes due to supermicro-climate change.
A little purposeful ambiguity:
“A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator,”
The “last coastal stronghold” is not the “coastal, last stronghold.”
The Bengal tiger doesn’t live on coasts.
You know, Climate Change is also detrimental to human babies in the womb.
Pass it on.
Wasn’t cc going to DESTROY THE WORLD?
Yes. I think a couple of our deadlines have already passed.
The tigers home is being destroyed?
Lets send Jimmy Carter over there to build him a new one.
Nobody can pound a screw like old Jimmy.
You have to read between the lines with this stuff.
“A James Cook University scientist wants a 10 million dollar grant to study tigers.” lol
Yup. Somewhere someplace something is dying and its not FAIR.
Exactly. If it’s going to destroy the whole world, the tiger will be the least of my worries!
So, where are the pics of the lonely tiger floating away on a melting iceber.................. Oh, wrong critter.
Where will the people of Detroit live?
Any news article that claims something “may” happen is not reporting but is propaganda. They are not trying to inform, they are trying to influence.
Whem it comes to climate unfortunately this publication fully supports man made globbuls%^& and will only publish “stuff” that supports it. They have yet to announce how man can control solar energy cycles or wandering earth’s magnetic poles .
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