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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 03:53 PM
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Critters moving away from global warming faster
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Animals across the world are fleeing global warming by heading north much faster than they were less than a decade ago, a new study says.

About 2,000 species examined are moving away from the equator at an average rate of more than 15 feet per day, about a mile per year, according to new research published Thursday in the journal Science which analyzed previous studies. Species are also moving up mountains to escape the heat, but more slowly, averaging about 4 feet a year.

The species mostly from the Northern Hemisphere and including plants moved in fits and starts, but over several decades it averages to about 8 inches an hour away from the equator.

"The speed is an important issue," said study main author Chris Thomas of the University of York. "It is faster than we thought."

Included in the analysis was a 2003 study that found species moving north at a rate of just more than a third of a mile per year and up at a rate of 2 feet a year. Camille Parmesan of the University of Texas, who conducted that study, said the new research makes sense because her data ended around the late 1990s and the 2000s were far hotter.

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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 03:56 PM
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1. "Mostly from the Northern Hemisphere."
Yeah, one can sort of appreciate why animals from the Southern Hemisphere wouldn't move NORTH to escape global warming. ;-)
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catbyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 03:59 PM
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2. LOL
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 04:05 PM
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3. Heh, they added that for the round earth deniers.
You now how the media wants to represent all the facets of society. Global Warming deniers and Flat Earth Society folks are people, too. :)
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 04:06 PM
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4. Obviously these animals are not keeping up with Fox Republicon propaganda
Edited on Thu Aug-18-11 04:07 PM by SpiralHawk
Or they would realize that global climate change is just a lib conspiracy. Dumb animals need to watch more TV (R).
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 05:35 PM
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8. I haven't seen any movement from the carpetbaggers.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 04:13 PM
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5. I wish I had the money...
to migrate back to Cleveland permanantly
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zazen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 04:56 PM
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6. Please, God, keep the large cockroaches in Florida
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:28 PM
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12. I think you're safe
Edited on Thu Aug-18-11 07:43 PM by Lone_Star_Dem
Last I heard Jeb had decided raise money for other candidates, rather than try for the GOP nomination himself.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:30 PM
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13. DUZY!
:-)
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:41 PM
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14. and the big snakes and alligators
Edited on Thu Aug-18-11 07:41 PM by glinda
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 05:00 PM
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7. K&R
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 05:50 PM
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9. Hey! I'M a critter! At least my Mom always called me one. Anyone know of reasonable mountain land
for sale? I'm serious. My husband retires in a year and we've already decided that's what we want to do.

I've heard New england is too expensive but upstate New York?

Anyone out there already living somewhere feasible?

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springstreetbooks Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 05:56 PM
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10. lolol
I must be a critter. Just finished moving up to NY!
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:23 PM
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11. Welcome to DU springstreetbooks!
:hi:

Guess you're a newbie there so you wouldn't know about the different areas yet. I suppose an agent is our best option when the time comes.

Good luck to you.



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