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No need to thank climate change

Climate change brings back endangered butterfly - Telegraph

Prof Jeremy Thomas, head of ecology at Oxford University, said it is only now that the climate is warming that the species is able to start spreading across Britain once again.

This climate induced spreading actual consisting of now understanding the lifecycle of the flutterby, being able to identify where suitable host colonies of ants thrive and then bringing the rare little darlings to these pampered sites in a van. The massive warming of the Cotswolds would seem to actually have little to do with it.

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This was even highlighted on a Radio4 broadcast I heard months and months ago as a great example of how understanding local ecologies allowed for the reintroduction of extinct species.

So the Prof's comments are in the nature of being, well, a lie.

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