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Environmental disaster: every single bat may soon be dead

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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Environmental disaster: every single bat may soon be dead


www.examiner .com

Like birds, bats migrate and most of the hibernating bats in Connecticut travel to New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. In caves in New York, biologists have discovered that WNS has killed just about 100 percent of hibernating bats. About a million bats in the Northeast stats have perished this winter.
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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Once again, the signs of atmospheric poisoning rears it's ugly head.
Is their atmospheric pollution from factories, cars, etc.? Yes. But we have entered a new age where there is money to be made by polluting the atmosphere with aircraft.

One is weather modification. Large farming coop's and water boards pay big bucks to have it rain/ increase snowpack in their region.

Two is carbon credit. Big business, trade like the stock market, it has become a game, an addiction for those who seek materialistic status in life.

But the first two groups, have no idea that they are doing to themselves, because they drink the flouridated water and that keeps them easily influence by MSM, propaganda, internet, etc.

2012 is not the end of the world, it is the awakening. Revelation.

Get ready, it's coming.


www.examiner .com
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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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Yes the Batapocalypse is near, brace yourselves.

No offence, since you did bring to light a relatively unknown environmental issue but go easy on the Sensation-o-meter.

So far, this issue of "White Nose Syndrome" is localised entirely within the United States East Coast, which contains about 70 or so bat species out of 1,200 in the world.

And there's absolutely no evidence in that article linking WNS to atmospheric conditions or pollution.
It's states the causes of WNS are completely unknown.

[edit on 22/3/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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So what would happen if we'd lose the bats? Some serious implications for the eco-systems? Hope not..



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:50 AM
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It sounds a little like the fungal infection that has been killing frogs. There's no immediate connection to pollution mentioned in the article. In both cases, it makes one realize just how quickly nature can devastate a species.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:52 AM
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Bats are insectivores, meaning their diet consists solely of a wide variety of insects like mosquitos, flies, moths, etc...

If Bats disappeared off the face of the Earth, insect populations would bloom significantly.

But as I said before, take this article, and it's "Gloom & Doom" mentality with a grain of salt.

All of this unsubstantiated rumouring as of now.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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I don't know that its rumor-mongering when you have hundreds of thousands of dead bats on hand.

That said, I don't think its time to go all doom-and-gloom either. Most likely, some bats will be immune and will survive it even if it spreads across the continent. The population will come back in time. And if they don't? Well, they're not the only things that eat bugs.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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I was referring to the causes of "White Nose Syndrome", which the original poster tried to vainly linked to atmospheric pollution, which the article mentions nothing of.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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On a lighter note about bats.....

Anyone catch the bat that tried to go into space the other day? When NASA went back and checked the video of the shuttle launch they found a bat clinging to the external fuel tank. They said it looked like he had a broken wrist and wing. The last they saw of him he was still clinging to the tank for as far as they could see him.

news.sky.com...
assets.gearlive.com...



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 10:11 AM
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From the title I thought bats were flocking en masse to cape Canaveral Florida and attaching themselves to rockets!

National examiner? Really?

last time I checked White noise really doesn't affect radar that much. Most bats if they were bothered by it would just stay away and move to a less noisy area.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
reply to post by mortje
 


Bats are insectivores, meaning their diet consists solely of a wide variety of insects like mosquitos, flies, moths, etc...

If Bats disappeared off the face of the Earth, insect populations would bloom significantly.

But as I said before, take this article, and it's "Gloom & Doom" mentality with a grain of salt.

All of this unsubstantiated rumouring as of now.


It's interesting you mention a grain of salt.



Death From Above for Plankton
sciencenow.sciencemag.org...

By Jackie Grom
ScienceNOW Daily News
10 March 2009
Nutrient-rich particles sifting out of the atmosphere can be a boon for phytoplankton, the tiny floating algae that support ocean food webs. But new research suggests that some particles are poisoning phytoplankton, potentially disrupting marine ecosystems and altering the amount of greenhouse gases withdrawn from the atmosphere.

These atmospheric particles, or aerosols, can be natural or humanmade and include mineral-rich dust, soot, organic molecules, and sea salt crystals.


Mineral rich dust? Like silver iodide, barium and aluminum oxides?

Notice that last sentence states organic molecules, meaning the rest are manmade.

People should not focus on one thing, like the explanation of the bat deaths, and review other information to come up with the big picture. We are under attack, from the skies.




posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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The last I heard WNS is probably caused by a fungus. Sorry, you have to have subscription to view the whole article. www.sciencemag.org..." target="_blank" class="postlink">Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?


An idea has been proposed that the fungus is killing the bats by waking them from hibernation too often, causing them to starve. It has been suggested that if the bats could be kept warmer in winter, more might survive.
White-nose Syndrome Death In Bats: First Prevention Proposed By Ecologists



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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That's talking about bats in this climate, seemingly not in tropical climates, where many many more bats live.

So, just every single bat around here. Causing a rise in the insect population, increasing spread of disease, other species that eat insects like certain birds will skyrocket in population.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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Yes, and the threat of West Nile continues to increase. Seems all natural, but it is being purposely perpetuated by man.



"If temperature and precipitation are influential in determining West Nile Virus infection risk, such changes would likely increase the burden of this disease in coming decades," the authors note in the study, published online Monday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

In the study, Dr. Jonathan Soverow of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and colleagues at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and the Harvard School of Public Health matched more than 16,000 confirmed West Nile cases in 17 states to local meteorological data.

www.mercurynews.com...



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