Posts Tagged ‘lizards’

Rear Mirror: Lizard Extinctions?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Source: CO2 Science

Reference
Chamaille-Jammes, S., Massot, M., Aragon, P. and Clobert, J. 2006. Global warming and positive fitness response in mountain populations of common lizards Lacerta vivipara. Global Change Biology 12: 392-402.

Background
Many are the predictions of species extinctions arising from warming-induced changes in the characteristics of regions to which the species are endemic. See our major report – The Specter of Species Extinction: Will Global Warming Decimate Earth’s Biosphere? – for many examples of the concept, as well as a multitude of evidences that reveal it to be wholly unrealistic. Then, read on to discover another such example. (more…)

AGW=dead lizards?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Source:  Watts Up With That?

by Anthony Watts

I covered this story Mid May on WUWT.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/13/now-its-lizards-going-extinct-due-to-climate-change/

An email today asking if this is real science or just hype prompted me to do some research. First, below, the tragic story from the lizard specialist at BYU, whose rediscovery of some old field notes apparently was enough to touch off a firestorm of press coverage. My rebuttal, with citations, follows. (more…)