16 July 2011
A Warm and Happy Moose. Note the Smile.
The blog World Climate Report reports on two articles from the refereed literature: one from a 2010 issue of Ibis: The International Journal of Avian Science Vol. 153, pp 170-174, which talks about Great Cormorants and how they get along with temperature changes; and the second is also from a 2010 issue of Canadian Journal of Zoology, Vol 88, pp 1032-1041, which talks about moose responses, or lack of them, to ambient temperature changes.
Both of the articles, in contrast to impending doom for ecosystems and their occupants that others write and lecture about, present empirical evidence that at least these two animals may derive benefits from a warmer world. Maybe we should figure out ways to ask the polar bears what they would prefer. Or is that not an askable question amongst the warmist cognoscenti?
Great Cormorants of Greenland. They were hunted almost to extinction by fishermen who hated their fishing skills, but they have recovered recently and in northern Norway are becoming seen as semi-sacred with the locals who believe it is good luck to have them near their villages.