Skip to comments.Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)
Posted on 02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST by Libloather
In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct.
Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than those without."
Last month was the hottest January in the 141 years of climate record-keeping history, and scientists expect that 2020 will "very likely to rank among the five warmest years on record," according to a statistical analysis by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. The previous decade was the hottest on record.
Cristian Román-Palacios, one of the researchers, said in a statement that they also estimated how quickly populations can move in an attempt to escape increasing temperatures. They found that species can only tolerate increasing maximum temperatures to a point. If the maximum temperature increased by more than 32.9 degrees Fahrenheit, 50% of the species they analyzed suffered from local extinction. Areas where the temperature increased by more than 37.22 degrees Fahrenheit saw a local extinction rate of 95%.
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Just as long as it isn't cows. I like cows.
Don’t these people realize that the climate has continued to change see the earth was formed! The insanity continues... .
Butter and Bacon and Beef...oh my.
What the FRACK?!?!?
Really? Now they are predicting an over 30 degree jump in temperature for the planet?
Do they have any idea what that would involve?
Wow, a whole 141 years.
Civilization, in fact, grows more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. Wars are no longer waged by the will of superior men, capable of judging dispassionately and intelligently the causes behind them and the effects flowing out of them. The are now begun by first throwing a mob into a panic; they are ended only when it has spent its ferine fury. - H. L. Mencken
That is not possible unless the sun decides to go nova.
May. Could. Possibly...
What they discovered is that the study with the most dire predictions is the one best funded and respected.
Wow, journalists evidently never read about the child who cried wolf when in elementarry school.
No reason even listing one of the N reasons (where N is a large number) that this silly claim can be disputed.
How many weather stations in 1880?
There is a solution for this problem that I have heard suggested:
1. Elect the Bernie - AOC ticket in 2020.
2. Give them all your money.
3. Then just sit back and watch all the species being saved. On TV, I guess.
“Really? Now they are predicting an over 30 degree jump in temperature for the planet?”
Yeah, some shocker: “If the atmosphere turns into a blowtorch, some species won’t survive.” But they’ve never predicted anything even close to that. And if it ever does get that hot, they can blame the sun.
I do, too.
And I have a feeling cows like us, too.
I feel good about things like that tonight. OMMMMMMMM
“If we stick to the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, we may lose fewer than two out of every 10 plant and animal species on Earth by 2070.”
Of course they fail to mention that out of every single country on earth, the US alone is the only country that not only has met, but exceeded the targeted CO2 emissions, and we are not only not signatories, but are not even trying
“Do they have any idea what that would involve?”
Every person in the world driving huge SUVs. Burning coal mines, burning off all the forests, lighting all of the oil wells on fire and figuring out how to make volcanoes erupt continusously.
“In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old...”
In 5 years, nobody will remember who she was. Weird name-drop.
More lying and hyperbole from leftists who want to control you.
Well the third world $h!tholes will do a good job of eating whatever they can snare. Not Gorebull Worming.
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