Fish and Sheep Know Globe is Warming: Why Don’t We?

Talk to climate change skeptics, and they will take you into the weeds of global temperature measurement, the supposedly overlooked importance of the sun, and so on. They will invariably cite the obvious fact that global temps have risen and fallen over the eons.

But they will not mention that the glaciers and plants and animals, with whom we share the planet, are responding to the rise in global temps in predictable and difficult to deny ways. In the 19th century, there were 150 glaciers in Glacier National Park; by 2030 they will be gone, according to the crazy wild-haired radicals at the Parks Service. Sheep, which have been weighed for other reasons for decades on a remote Scottish island, are shrinking due to global warming, according to a new study reported in Science. Dozens of other natural examples have been cited and photographed.

Many are in a new presentation for the US Fish and Wildlife Service by Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech (who has also written a book for Christians on the subject). She cites a study of fish habitat off Alaska by F.J. Mueter and M.A. Litzow, from 2007, which includes an excellent graph:


All this raises an inevitable question: When will those of us in Southern California be smart enough to shift
our habitat?

After all if we continue down the path of
uncontrolled emissions, drought in our region will look something like

Drought in the southwest 

Anyone else thinking we may have to move north someday before it's too late?

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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