Monday, June 27, 2011

These people think you're stupid: A little extra warmth is allegedly bad for Rocky Mountain flowers

Rocky Mountain flowers dwindle, as climate warms - Sacramento Living
New research released in the Journal of Ecology finds that the brilliant flowers that bloom in Rocky Mountain meadows during midsummer are dwindling, and likely to fade even more as climate change warms the high country.
Question:  How are the flowers doing lately in this Antarctic mountain range, where temperatures are consistently cool?

Buried Antarctic Mountain Range Shouldn't Exist at All - Science News
An Antarctic mountain range that rivals the Alps in elevation will be probed this month by an expedition of scientists using airborne radar and other Information Age tools to virtually "peel away" more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of ice covering the peaks.

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