"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Marmot Multiplication From Warming.

Marmots in Colorado are benefiting from a warmer climate and their numbers have increased dramatically. Every year, scientists fan out across Colorado's Upper East River Valley to count the yellow-bellied marmots that make their home there in rocky meadows bordered by aspen, fir and spruce trees.

Over the last decade, the work has gotten more tiring. Now they know why — the population of squirrel-like critters has exploded due to environmental changes brought on by global warming, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature.
The LA Times is having great difficulty in seeing any good coming from Global Warming with the first positive line followed immediately by a disclaimer : High temperatures are driving a population boom for the squirrel-like creatures, a study finds. and then:Researchers say the animals' fortunes will probably be reversed as their habitat gets hotter.
Of course It's a rare example of animals benefiting from the higher temperatures
So for any budding warmist journalist that is the way you report news of positive warming outcomes. 

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