Your Fault: Dragonflies Are Losing Their Wing Colors

You just had to take that fossil fueled trip to get an Evil burger, eh? Thanks

Dragonflies are losing their wing color because of climate change, study shows

As the planet warms, a study found that male dragonflies are losing a crucial feature they typically use to attract female mates: the ornate black patterns on their wings.

The new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that male dragonflies are adapting to a warming climate by shedding more of their darker wing patterns.

Researchers worry that female species may no longer recognize their male counterparts without their intricate wing patterns and, thus, won’t be able to reproduce as temperatures get hotter.

“Our research shows that males and females of these dragonfly species are going to shift in pretty different ways as the climate changes,” Michael Moore, lead author of the study and an evolutionary biologist at Washington University in St. Louis, told CNN. “These changes are going to happen likely on a much faster timescale than the evolutionary changes in these species have ever occurred before.”

What did dragonflies do during the previous Holocene warm periods, several of which were warmed and no one was driving fossil fueled vehicles?

“This is evolution and adaptation in real time, but will they be able to adapt quickly enough?” Black, who is not involved with the study, told CNN. “The climate crisis is happening at a speed that is really unprecedented in human history. It’s all of these animals potentially adapting to be able to move to a climate or habitats that are able to support them.”

 

 

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8 Responses to “Your Fault: Dragonflies Are Losing Their Wing Colors”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach what do you think caused those other warmer Holocene temps and are those conditions present now ?/

    • est1950 says:

      You tell us Hairy.

      There was a Roman warm period seen all the way to Florida. Additionally the Medieval Warm period occurred at the

      Cooling at the end of the period is noted in Southwest Florida. This may have been due to a reduction in solar radiation reaching the Earth, which may have triggered a change in atmospheric circulation patterns.

      Well Gee don’t you know that the sun has cooled. As in ZERO sun spots as we head to a grand solar minimum and this cooling results in a change in Atmospheric circulation patters that we are seeing today as well.

      But its too late to do anything about it. We are all going to die in 10 years…maybe its 9 now. The seas are going to rise as FT. Lauderdale just approves Elon Musks Tesla underground tunnel dig at a time when the seas are going to drown us all.

      AGW is such Terrorist BS. SO YOU DON’t HAVE TO. The mayor is Democratic. Ft. Lauderdale is a haven for gays and the city council is democratic as well. I only point this out to point this out:

      IF were all going to DIE and DROWN of AGW it sure is funny how these democrats keep doing things that cast huge doubt on the BS coming out of your mouth Hairy. Like digging huge tunnels underground in an era when we are sure to drown from RISING SEA LEVELS.

      SO YES HAIRY….THOSE CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT NOW!!!!!!

    • david7134 says:

      John,
      Who cares?

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Maybe global warming is just the gods’ way of repurifying humanity. Or maybe it’s the next pandemic of an ebola-like virus that is as transmissible as Covid-19! Do you think Chinese scientists are working on that construct now??

    BTW, where did all the water come from that completely covered the Earth in the story of Noah?

    • est1950 says:

      So what does Noah have to do with AGW. By conflating Issues you feel as if people need to prove their faith in the bible in order to talk about rising sea levels?

      Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth’s mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope that their findings, recently published in the journal Science, can shed light on where Earth’s oceans came from.

      In telling us about the world-changing Flood in the days of Noah, the Bible gives us much information about where the waters came from and where they went. The sources of the water are given in Genesis 7:11 as “the fountains of the great deep” and the “windows of heaven.”

      Fountains of the great deep and and underground ocean 3x’s larger than today’s ocean. Perhaps it could be true that Noah experienced a great flood that wiped out most things on earth. I personally believe it was more regional but hey at least I have an explanation. You have none other than disbelief in God.

      Your choice. With a porous mantle it is easy to understand how gazillions of tons of water could seep down 200-400 miles under the surface of the planet, held in place by pressure and released through magma tubes and such….the same types of tubes that super volcanoes use like Yellowstone.

    • david7134 says:

      Jeff,
      The one and only solution the a fake concern over AGW is apolitical one incorporating high taxes, dispersion of predominately US wealth, and global communism. Nothing has been proposed and agreed on by India and China who represent the main cause of pollution. And all authorities agree that political measures would have little influence. So it is a hoax.

      As to the Chinese, they attacked us with germ warfare. You are far too stupid to understand the means and evidence of the attack so it is useless explaining it to you.

      As to water on earth, that is a puzzle to science.

  3. david7134 says:

    Seems kindle changed my sentence, so the first part of the comment is …

    The one and only solution to the fake concern over AGW is a political on,

    Now pick it up from there.

  4. Hairy says:

    Dragonflies kill mosquitoes
    Wec now h ave West Nile Fever in 6 States

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