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The curious case of Britain's wildlife revival - Nature, Environment - The Independent

Otters and salmon have returned to our rivers, red kites are soaring over our motorways and exotic egrets are colonising our wetlands. So has British wildlife really made a comeback? Naturalist Stephen Moss investigates

Yes of course it has,...

It would be tempting, given this litany of success stories, to take the Panglossian view that all is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds. But climate change is itself, of course, a double-edged sword.....Rising temperatures are bad news for specialist mountain creatures such as the ptarmigan, mountain hare and Britain's only alpine butterfly, the mountain ringlet, because as temperatures rise they simply have nowhere to go.

...Organisations such as the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and National Trust – along with smaller groups like Butterfly Conservation, Buglife and the BTO – are doing all they can to give a helping hand to Britain's wildlife at this time of unprecedented change.....

I spoke too soon, keep giving them money to ward off the rising temperatures.....


Er, wtf does it have to do with gorbal worming?

The rivers are cleaner because of ever-tightening regulations on emissions and discharges, the red kites were deliberately re-introduced, and the egrets have been spreading across Europe for quite a while and were bound to arrive here at some point.

Is ther nothing that these tossers won't blame on their pet scare?

No actually, nothing at all: http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

It's good to know you have a new domain. I will be looking forward to your new posts.

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