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Old 12-28-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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Among the 263 species already known to have a second or third generation there during toasty times, 190 have grown more likely to do so since 1980, Altermatt reports online December 22 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Source: Warming Heats Up Insect Breeding : Discovery News
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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More breeding.

I bet the insects are happy about Global Warming.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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I hear crickets (pun intended) from the deniers.

I'm not sure they realize how vast a body of science exists in extremely diverse fields that show dramatic changes in behavior and patterns - even entire species ranges are shifting - due to increased temperatures.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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I hear crickets (pun intended) from the deniers.

I'm not sure they realize how vast a body of science exists in extremely diverse fields that show dramatic changes in behavior and patterns - even entire species ranges are shifting - due to increased temperatures.

A little problem there. We have not established-

1. That global temperatures are increasing

2. that man has anything to do with temperature or climate in the first place.


This is an error in logic, such that the deductive reasoning was sound, but the factual basis was incorrect. This is why Socrates had a little problem with the Sophists.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Default Increased temperatures lead to increased insect breeding

Oh, goodie, say all the insect predators.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Yeah...its a heat wave today here in Boston...19 degrees...tell Al Gore to Fedex me some suntan lotion
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Reptiles everywhere rejoice! Now if only we can solve Californian's being purposefully starved!

I'm sure plants are happy too. Rain Forest everywhere take a huge breath of fresh air. They would like to thank Mother Earth for everything and not forgetting about them.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Default adaptation more effective than selling carbon credits

Earth's agenda does not list our human requirements as a discussion point. Never has, never will. We have evolved physiologically to fit into a small, 'temporary' niche circling in an eddy on the river of change. If the changes take place faster than we can evolve we go away.

Insects and rodents are best prepared to be the last inhabitants to shut off the lights and lock the door. They are more versitile than humans so they get to stay longer. I can hear them whispering to the humans, "don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out".

Too bad all the Human GW proponents ever preach is prevention instead of adaptation. Looks like they would be the first humans to cash it in. Don't think I'd want to hang out in their camp.

Take a lesson from the insects and adapt!
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Increased temperatures lead to increased insect breeding
also noted was an increase in blathering by progressives and eco terrorists on how we need to wrest control of the enviornment from mother nature and turn it over to the "government".
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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A little problem there. We have not established-

1. That global temperatures are increasing

2. that man has anything to do with temperature or climate in the first place.


This is an error in logic, such that the deductive reasoning was sound, but the factual basis was incorrect. This is why Socrates had a little problem with the Sophists.
Well, all the major scientific associations agree that both 1 and 2 are happening to some degree, so I defer to them.

But, more to your point, ecological evidence such as this insect situation or shifting domains of tree species is rampant. There is no doubt that they are moving in precisely the pattern one would expect them to move if the earth were warming.

So, you can keep denying the science and the shifting species, or you can help us solve this problem.

Up to you.

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