Friday, August 19, 2011

All The Other Animals Get It

New research using meta-anlaysis, which is THE BESTEST analysis evar, strongly suggests (science can't just say FACT) that wildlife species are reacting significantly faster than expected to climate change.

The implication is totally depressing: "The current research does not explicitly consider the risks posed to species from climate change, but previous studies suggest that climate change represents a serious extinction risk to at least 10 per cent of the world's species. Professor Thomas says: "Realisation of how fast species are moving because of climate change indicates that many species may indeed be heading rapidly towards extinction, where climatic conditions are deteriorating. On the other hand, other species are moving to new areas where the climate has become suitable; so there will be some winners as well as many losers"

Yet some of us still think that because we have a mild summer and, hey, it still gets cold in the winter that climate change is just stuff of magical fairy dust. I wish.

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