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Global Warming Killing Off Wolverines – Or is it?

Home - by - February 3, 2013 - 09:25 America/New_York - 32 Comments

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Wolverines

Emphasis will be mine.

 

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Feds propose listing wolverines as threatened

Wolverines, one of the West’s most elusive high-country predators may soon find a place on the endangered species list because of climate threats to the deep snow and frigid temperatures they need to survive.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday a proposal to list wolverines as a threatened species.

Wolverines and humans have little interaction because the animals live in such high, wilderness terrain. As with more well-known species such as polar bears, the biggest threat to wolverines is habitat loss because of climate change.

“This is an unusual case in which the species is actually doing pretty well right now … But now we have information that shows wolverine habitat is likely to be directly impacted by climate change.”

When we list something, we not only look at the current situation, but we are required to project what threats may exist in the future,” Sartorius said.

Studies show wolverine habitat will reduce significantly over the next 30 years and very significantly over the next 70 or 80 years.

“Increasing their population to help sustain them longer into the future is what we can do now,” she said.

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» 32 Comments

  1. DaveVA

    February 3rd, 2013

    Nobody fricking knows what the wolverine population is going to be in 70 years. This is nonsense.

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  2. Corky

    February 3rd, 2013

    My hand is raised, BFH.

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  3. even steven

    February 3rd, 2013

    “Wolverines are so furry and cute, you just want to hug them.” –Pamela Anderson

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  4. the aardvark

    February 3rd, 2013

    What difference does it make? Who the Hell cares about mean, nasty, evil wolverines anyway. They’re a friggin predator and should be shot on sight just like wolves. I know lets drop a wolverine or two into a group of these animal loving ecoweenies and just see how it takes for them to call Animal control if they last that long. They deserve it!

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  5. m00pa

    February 3rd, 2013

    Monkeys haven’t flown out of our asses yet, but I feel we should put duct-tape over our obamas anyway …

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  6. Chieftain

    February 3rd, 2013

    What really annoys me are the obnoxious popup ads that I cannot close that are suddenly a regular feature of IOTW. They partially block the sidebar and they only lead to an advertising link with no way to opt out or close it.

    If it continues, I will opt myself out of here.

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  7. B. Hussein Obama

    February 3rd, 2013

    I had a wolverine once … no, wait, that was a gerbil …

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  8. eternal cracker p

    February 3rd, 2013

    “Increasing their population to help sustain them longer into the future is what we can do now,” she said.

    It seems that in 70 to 80 years their habitat won’t matter as much as their numbers and that negates the point of the story. Either they adapt to their habitat or more of them will die at the hands of evil humans changing the temperature on them.

    But, any excuse to promote more wild animal sex, eh.

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  9. Tim

    February 3rd, 2013

    I have never heard of a study, with the exception of Julian Simon, that made an accurate thirty-year projection, much less a seventy-year projection.

    I smell BullShit!

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  10. thirdtwin

    February 3rd, 2013

    “Increasing their population to help sustain them longer into the future is what we can do now,”

    IOW, “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.”

    And so begins another lesson in the Law of Unintended Consequences.

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  11. Aunt Liz

    February 3rd, 2013

    Like Corky, I have my hand raised – as high as it will possible go.

    Progs think they can tame the world by constantly instituting new regulations. The stupidity makes my eyes bleed.

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  12. srdem65

    February 3rd, 2013

    They can’t predict the weather accurately for tomorrow, but they know 70 years from now?
    (hands above head)

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  13. Dr. Tar

    February 3rd, 2013

    In 70 years Wolverines will be roaming the deserted streets of Detroit and over running the UP (cause MI its the Wolverine state).

    I’d like to drop a Wolverine down Shawn Sartourius’s pants. Is that a man or women’s name now?

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  14. Icook2

    February 3rd, 2013

    I thought the Buckeye’s were killing off the Wolverines.
    :)

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  15. hanoverfist

    February 3rd, 2013

     
  16. thirdtwin

    February 3rd, 2013

    I can think of a few “Wolverines” the government will be trying to wipe out in a few years, if it keeps pushing us.

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  17. hanoverfist

    February 3rd, 2013

    Moochell call her jay-jay “Wolverine”

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  18. Carlos The Jackal

    February 3rd, 2013

    This administration creates new “Wolverines” every day.

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  19. tucsondon

    February 3rd, 2013

    They can always come and get a few Arizona wolverines; they seem to do quite well sans snow in the desert around my place. Fish and Wildlife must have forgot to tell these stupid badgers that they need to be living in “high, wilderness terrain”.

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  20. Tracy

    February 3rd, 2013

    IF..…Global Warming / Climate Change Or Weather & Nothing More, In Light Of All The Scientific Evidence & Proof, Hasn’t Killed Yet Al Gore’s Cash Cow Cow, Wildlife Is Safe.

    The only thing this proven BULLS#!+ kills is FREEDOM.

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  21. StumpManNC

    February 3rd, 2013

    WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!

    (Sorry, had to do it.. One of my all time favorite quotes)

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  22. John F.

    February 3rd, 2013

    “A listing decision will likely have limited impact on land activities in Wyoming.”

    Bullshit. The government has been looking for any and every rationale to lock up public lands in this state for ages. (Who needs to have jobs and eat when we can live in a statewide national park with cuddly wolverines and predictable “climate”?)

    I’m not surprised this story comes from my local rag, the (Red) Star-Tribune. There’s nothing but a constant anti-local industry, eco-nanny/Nazi drumbeat coming out of that paper.

    May the vintage media dry up and blow away… SOON.

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  23. Wraith

    February 3rd, 2013

    @ StumpMan: Yeah, that was my thought, too. Any fan of Red Dawn should find the irony in the .gov announcing the ‘expected decline of wolverines…’

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  24. Buffalobob

    February 3rd, 2013

    “Until the mid-2000s, wildlife officials knew very little about wolverines”. However now they can know everything and can even see 80 years into the future.

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  25. Moe Tom

    February 3rd, 2013

    Sounds like a lot of wolverineshit to me. Is Oil Gore involved?

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  26. Dadof3

    February 3rd, 2013

    Being a Wolverine, I read the title and thought: Yeah, we ARE being threatened by our Govt.

    And being listed by them is a part of that threat.

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  27. Dadof3

    February 3rd, 2013

    For the popup ads that cover the right sidebar: There is a “close” button just above the upper left corner.

    It was invisible to me for awhile.

    I also use ‘pop-up stopper free edition’ by panicware that catches the popups that open new windows.

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  28. The Mad German

    February 3rd, 2013

    Looks like we have another potential Noble Piece Prize candidate.

    Wonder what he proposes for the mosquitos all dieing off in 2080?

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  29. Blink

    February 3rd, 2013

    If I remember correctly it was in Bill Bryson’s book ” A Walk in the Woods” where I read that all the length of the Appalachian Trail the forest sections managed by the government have a much lower diversity of species of trees than the parts of the trail going through private land.

    In Michael Crichton’s research references for his book “State of Fear”, he documents the mismanagement of Yellowstone Park as well as periods of time when the majority of people believed things to be true that were found to be completely silly a few decades afterward.

    Saying “We’re from the government and we’re here to help” is very much in the spirit of Orwell’s 1984 doublespeak. imo.

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  30. Blink

    February 3rd, 2013

    Can we get the American gun owner on the threatened list and get moved to protected status?

    I know. I know. Our founding document already has this group on a protected list, but its being ignored. For some odd reason. Making a law saying something is verboten just doesn’t prevent it from happening. It’s a mystery.

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