Scientific American Unable To Find Any Snow In The Mountains

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10 Responses to Scientific American Unable To Find Any Snow In The Mountains

  1. suyts says:

    Nice, only 300 left because of habitat loss. I’m wondering how much habitat is necessary to support 300? I suppose we could borrow some from Canada, they’ve a few thousand extra. The article mentions trapping. With only 300 left, its very difficult for me to imagine its hide being worth anything, being that there is no market.

    I think SA is taking Craven’s advice and stating things they feel and not what they can prove. Perhaps a name change is in order, maybe “Touchy Feely American”.

  2. Latitude says:

    Only 300 left in “the country”, but there’s 1,000,000 in Canada and Russia…….

    “the country” is the southern limit of their territory. Plus, they lie, Alaska is also “the country”.

    Go to the “range” map at this link.

    • sunsettommy says:

      From your link is this:

      “Wolverines all but disappeared in the lower 48 states by the early 1900s due to poisoning and trapping targeted at wolves, coyotes and other predators, to the point that the wolverine’s known range was reduced to Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. Since that time they have expanded their range to include much of western Montana, northwestern Wyoming, north-central Idaho and north-central Washington. During the past few years, dispersing wolverines have been documented in Oregon, California and Colorado, giving hope that they may be able to recolonize much of their former range in the American West.”

      “Wolverines all but disappeared in the lower 48 states by the early 1900s… ”

      Yet they blame their decline on global warming.


  3. peterhodges says:

    we still have a few around here.

    and we still get plenty of snow.

  4. K says:

    Scientific American is neither.

  5. They haven’t heard of the Sierra Nevada’s. Apparently 12 feet is forecast to fall there between now and Wednesday.

    • peterhodges says:

      “Wolverines were believed to be extirpated from California, but a remote camera caught one on film in February 2008!”

      from the link above. we also have ‘extirpated’ beaver and ‘extinct’ red tail fox. not to mention almost extinct sage grouse. we also have very large but not endangered cats.

      you are right about the snow forecast!

      we’ll see if it happens. so far nothing extraordinary

  6. Dr. Killpatient says:

    Maybe wolverines are allergic to Carbon Dioxide or something.

  7. Ian says:

    “The wolverine is well adapted to snowy, alpine conditions”

    But haven’t we just been told that global warming is causing MORE snowy conditions? So might one then not reasonably conclude that AGW is GOOD for wolverines? (Or doesn’t reason matter anymore?)

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