Sunday, July 21, 2013


Missing lynx: Climate change to wipe out rarest cat
PARIS, France (AFP) - Within 50 years, climate change will probably wipe out the world's most endangered feline, the Iberian lynx, even if the world meets its target for curbing carbon emissions, biologists said on Sunday.

The gloomy forecast, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that without a dramatic shift in conservative strategy, the charismatic little wildcat seems doomed.
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Caldeira said that one of three things is likely at work in the plateau: radiative forcing from carbon dioxide, which is essentially the amount of energy that the added CO{-2} prevents from escaping, is less than scientists thought; more energy is being absorbed by the oceans than previously believed; or more energy is escaping into space.
"When you look at the bigger picture, warming hasn't stopped," Gleick said.
"Global temperatures have been increasing for decades," Caldeira said. "From a policy perspective, we have no choice but to transform our energy system into one that does not use the atmosphere as a waste dump."
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Cullen said there is a "clear link" between climate change and an increase in extreme weather such as droughts and heat waves in the West and floods in the Northeast, as well as Superstorm Sandy, which struck the East Coast last year.

The Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters last month was the result of "one of the most extreme heat waves on record," Cullen said.

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