Deaths-head Jester

About:
[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]
[Recovery]
Explore:

Play:

It's weekly, funny, and free!

SEARCH

More than 5,600 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!


The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!




Twitter




Ping this story
in social media:
del.icio.us
Digg
Newsvine
NowPublic
Reddit
Facebook
StumbleUpon

Posted Sat Mar 20 2010: from New Scientist:
Global warming changes natural event: first causal link http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1269093298
For the first time, a causal link has been established between climate change and the timing of a natural event - the emergence of the common brown butterfly. Although there have been strong correlations between global warming and changes in the timing of events such as animal migration and flowering, it has been hard to show a cause-and-effect link.... The researchers compared temperature changes in Melbourne - where the butterfly is common - with recorded observations of the first brown butterfly to be seen in the spring since the 1940s. With each decade, the butterflies emerged 1.6 days earlier and Melbourne heated by 0.14 C. Overall, the butterfly now emerges on average 10.4 days before it did in the 1940s, says Kearney. "And we know the rise in air temperature links to butterfly emergence in a cause-and-effect pattern."
[Read more stories about: climate impacts, migration changes, koyaanisqatsi]

New!:
No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:


We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Jim says:
I'm not prepared for a butterfly in a coal mine.

NEXT>
More stories:
  • Perils of plastics: Risks to human health and the environment
  • Expert Says Policy Makers Underestimate Climate Change Problems
  • (Global warming changes natural event: first causal link)
  • Mysterious bat-killing illness previously seen in the U.S. now in Ontario
  • Consumers Buy More Efficient Refrigerators, but Keep the Old Ones Humming

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The Apocadocs.com