posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 03:26 PM
I just found something else while looking for unrelated information on another topic. I completely forgot how many trees are dying from this beetle
that has been a problem for the past few years. Due to warmer winters the territory of these guys is spreading. The first article shows how it could
affect wildlife (bears in this article). Less food.
I am not sure this will create a die off in wildlife but it supports warmer temperatures being associated with ecosystem disturbance.
I am not sure how winters are warmer (doesn't feel like it), but for sure there have been shorter periods of deep cold. I can't find anything to
show this type of impact has happened in the past (history of correlating habitat/animal deaths with temp) but will keep eye out.