Yesterday I was reading George Smith’s article about how, according to a representative of the New Hampshire fish and game department, in 20 years the moose will all be gone. Smith quotes the N.H. official as saying, “…in less than 20 years moose will be gone from this state save for a remnant population. How sad of a legacy we are leaving our grandchildren.” So, what’s the legacy?
I’m guessing from what I’ve read in the past from this N.H. official and from Mr. Smith, that their idea of the legacy we are leaving our grandchildren is that global warming is going to kill us all – moose first I guess.
I might be inclined to support a statement that in less than 20 years moose will be all but extirpated if wildlife scientists cannot find their way clear of this nonsense about global warming. Changing the title of their religion to Climate Change, changes nothing. I doubt that any of these environmentalist “True Believers” know and understand the difference between weather and climate.
Out of one corner of their delusional minds they speak of how severe winters are killing off our wildlife. Next up, sometimes in the same breath, we are told how global warming is killing our wildlife. When you ask these clowns how both severe winters and global warming can coexist, they tell us that one of the symptoms of global warming is changes in weather patterns. One should be so ignorantly fickle. And how convenient. This rates right up there with the dog ate my homework.
If Climate Change was real, and if Maine’s moose, deer and Aunt Mildred are all being negatively affected by a warming climate, then, according to their own VooDoo science, it just can’t be. According to Maine environmental-type wildlife biologists, white-tailed deer in Maine struggle to survive because they are on the fringe of the animal’s northern most range. And, yes, we are also told, that because of that northern fringe, severe winters regularly kill off the deer. If we were suffering from a warming climate, deer should be, generally speaking, growing in numbers in Maine due to fewer and less severe winters. Are they? And the moose would be migrating north. Are they? And would the moose migrate north in such a short span of time that we have seen the moose decline in Maine so drastically in only a matter of perhaps a half-dozen years? The answers to any of these questions becomes one of convenience, i.e. whatever fits the narrative for the moment.
If any legacy is to be left behind as it pertains to moose, it will be that Romance Biology and VooDoo Science fell in love with the money-making nonsense of global warming and they failed to apply the real scientific process as a way to find out what’s really killing some animals. We can only hope this won’t happen. I’m not holding my breath though.
For readers, just yesterday I provided you a brief commentary and a link to an article where New Brunswick, Canada and Maine are sharing in another study of collaring deer to see what’s killing them. I wanted to know when will scientists begin to look at something other than global warming? I also wanted to know when, pertaining to the moose, scientists will study the winter tick? I think I know the answer.
I find this not unlike a perceived social issue in this country about guns. All the debate is about getting rid of guns. But is the problem guns or should we be asking ourselves what causes a person to want to kill another person?
Generally speaking, our wildlife scientists blame everything on global warming. Across this country, moose populations, we are told, are dwindling. The only reason given? Global Warming. From out of the depths of trodden-under science, finally we begin to hear the rumblings and grumblings that global warming is having an effect on moose but that large predators, i.e. the gray wolf and bears are the main culprits. Perhaps there’s hope.
In northern New England there appears to be a consensus growing that the winter tick is the culprit that’s having the greatest negative effect on the moose. However, the same consensus ignorantly just keep repeating the nonsense that the growth in winter ticks is cause by, you guessed it, global warming.
For those who have been regulars readers to this website, you know that I have written extensively about the winter tick and provided you with links to the scant few studies that exist about the winter tick. What bothers me most about continually reading that global warming causes the ticks to grow in number, is that it is not supported in any of the studies I have found and read about. This tick has a range that covers just about all of North America. It is a hardy parasite that is not readily effected by warm and cold. And yet, all we hear is how global warming is the problem. There has never existed, that I am aware of, any thought from these biologists as to what effect too large a population of moose has on the winter tick. NOPE! It’s always and forever, GLOBAL WARMING.
The legacy may well be that because today’s wildlife biologists, spoon-fed Romance Biology, failed to study the winter tick, instead of spending a few hundred thousands of dollars collaring and counting dead moose, in less than 20 years the moose will be gone.
Stop blaming climate change, as though it was some new phenomenon that exists because man exists. The climate is always changing. The weather is always changing. Time to move on.
And as always, I’ll provide you a way out: