2012-05-24. A Butterfly Takes Wing on Climate Change

posted Jun 5, 2012, 10:08 AM by Lisa Ou   [ updated Jun 5, 2012, 10:09 AM ]
 | by Sindya N. Bhanoo, The NY Times. An article relevant to GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: A butterfly species in England is expanding its range, thanks to climate change. “There was something unusual about the degree to which it was spreading its range,” said an author of the study, Jane K. Hill, a biologist at York. “It was turning up in places that were unexpected.” The study demonstrates that some species have unexpected responses to climate change, Dr. Hill said. For the butterflies, the response seems to be positive. Unfortunately, she added, they are also facing loss of habitat, and that, she said, “outweighs any potential benefits from climate change.”…. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/butterfly-species-expands-range-with-climate-change.html