Claim: Tropical species are moving northward in U.S. as winters warm

“Quite a few mosquito species are expanding northward, as well as a lot of forestry pests: bark beetles, the southern mountain pine beetle,” said Caroline Williams, associate professor of integrative…

Media Amplification of Forister’s Feeble Butterfly Science and Climate Fearmongering

. Of course, in an age where chicken little catastrophes sell, only warming fall temperatures and butterfly extinctions could promote a profitable climate crisis. Worse, the public was misled to…

The Monarch Abundance Roller-Coaster- part 2

Guest Post By Jim Steele To be published in the Pacifica Tribune February 2020 What’s Natural Indeed, some Monarch populations have declined in recent decades. However, the species as a…

Saving Our Monarch Butterflies, part 1

Guest post by Jim Steele published in the Pacifica Tribune January 28, 2020 What’s Natural With their clownishly colored caterpillars and bold black and orange adults, monarch butterflies get featured…

Protecting monarch butterflies’ winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees

From Nature Researchers are trying to shift Mexico’s oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures. Monarch butterflies alight on a tree in their wintering grounds in…

Claim: We’re losing monarchs fast—here’s why

From National Geographic A new study finds that monarch wings are getting larger, possibly because climate change has forced the butterflies to travel longer distances as breeding grounds shift farther…