Bad News: Moose Population Is Booming Due To ‘Climate Change’

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Moose population boom, linked to climate change, inspires some hunting changes

In southwestern Alaska, where there is a mix of tundra, mountains, forests and river-crossed terrain, there has been a rapid transformation in the wildlife.

In the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge specifically, the moose population has increased a whopping 400-fold since the early 1990s, from just a handful a few decades ago to about 2,000 animals now.

The reason appears clear: climate change. Milder winters and the proliferation of vegetation correlate directly with the moose population boom, according to ongoing research by Sebastian Zavoico, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. (snip)

In Alaska, the shifting populations include moose and snowshoe hares moving farther north onto territory that used to be strictly tundra but now has woody plants, such as the North Slope. It also includes beavers, which have become fixtures in some Arctic areas where they were rare only a few decades ago. Beavers not only take advantage of the new shrubby conditions but, through engineering their dams and lodges, are hastening permafrost thaw and other ecological changes, as described in a UAF-led study appropriately titled: “Tundra Be Dammed: Beaver Colonization of the Arctic.”

While the changes have been good for some species, including moose in the Togiak refuge, they mean trouble for others. Among the highest-profile losers in the transformation are caribou, which depend on tundra vegetation like lichen and moss.

These people seriously think everything stays exactly the same all the time. And, no matter what, it is always doom with these cultists.

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8 Responses to “Bad News: Moose Population Is Booming Due To ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Dana says:

    Must’ve been written by Boris and Natasha, in their hatred of moose and squirrel! Who else would blame Bullwinkle?

  2. Hairy says:

    “Those people” used to be the ones who said that it wasn’t getting warmer
    That since thst hot year on 1998 it has been getting cooler.
    Which IS weird because the Sun has been only weakening since 1970
    Oil still going up even though Biden signed off on more oil leases in his first year in office than Trump did
    Still trying to figure out exactly why the Saudis are trying to cram EVs down our throats by raising oil prices. Any views on that Teach? Will Ivermectin help by increasing gas mileage?

    • Professor Hale says:

      Based on his spelling today, it looks like Hairy showed up sober this morning. We’ll see how long that lasts.

      • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

        His comments are always so amusing. A bunch of unrelated sentences slapped together in a disjointed attempt at both condescension and autistic flair.


  3. Jl says:

    Dear John-since 2016 it has cooled a bit.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    This just shows the progression of the denier cult. Not many years ago the tale was that climate scientists were cooking the books to usher in the global pax socialana, the age of socialist paradise. The After being inundated with evidence, proof, data and facts that indeed the Earth was warming, the denier cult changed their approach. It’s NOT CO2. Well, it is and everyone knows it.

    ‘But big deal, there are no impacts’, even after climate scientists, botanists, zoologists predicted the distribution of flora and fauna is and will continue to change. This article listed a few examples and noted some adjustments being made.

    We guess ice floes, plants, moose and squirrel, caribou, bears, bearded seals, tundra, and beaver don’t read the NoTricksZone and just don’t understand the Earth has cooled the last 6 years, LOL.

    The Earth is always changing, but these changes result from human beans adding CO2 to atmosphere.

    • Jl says:

      J-you want to provide evidence that goes against the woodfortrees graph that combines about 5 data sets, all showing cooling since 2016? I didn’t think so. And nice try again, but NTZ has absolutely nothing to do with the graph, as it was published by Reading comprehension is so hard for some people…
      Fuuny-“and everyone knows it”. You mean members of the cult, right? As far as temp adjustments, there all kinds of evidence of that over the years. I’d be happy to offer some to you.
      “Even after scientists predicted the distribution of flora and fauna will change”. Predictions aren’t evidence, and even if there were these “changes”, that’s not proof the changes were caused by a 1.5 degree temp rise.
      And no, not everyone knows it, not by a long shot….

      • Jl says:

        J in 5..4..3..2..1…proclaiming the above paper was by Gosselin at NTZ even though published by The Royal Society and authored by
        Koutsoyiannis, Onof, Christofides and Kundzewiz. But I do know it’s very hard to read that from the paper……

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