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Why the Arctic's Big Mosquito Problem Is Getting a Lot Worse


Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, caribou, climate change, mosquitoes, nature, science, wildlife )

Julie
- 1183 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Arctic mosquitoes typically emerge all at once in massive, ferocious swarms. The warming Arctic is causing them to emerge earlier, which could spell disaster for caribou.



   

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David C (80)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 7:25 am
noted, sad for the caribous
 

Effra W (15)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 10:19 am
Noted, thanks. I wonder what would naturally predate them in the Arctic. The rise in bat and frog numbers near me has kept our mosquitoes down considerably in recent years which is marvelous. I do hope there's an Arctic equivalent.
 

Margarita R (24)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 2:40 pm
thanks for sharing
this was for me very interesting and a new problem, I hope there will be a way to help humans and animals.
We have the last 2 years the Tiger mosquito and for the moment no way to escape
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 3:08 pm
I don't have to go to the Arctic. I can get the same experience here in Canada up North. Thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 3:44 pm
Noted. Thanks, Julie
 

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 4:38 pm
Noted. Thank you!
 

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 5:48 pm
As soon as I saw the posting's title I figured it was connected global warming.
I have a cousin who told me some years ago, based on his goose-stepping to the GOPigs, that there is no such thing as global warming. Maybe I should send him up there, to investigate.
 

Beryl Ludwig (79)
Saturday November 28, 2015, 7:36 pm
Thanks for the article, Julie
Not so amazing that global warming is causing yet another problem. The poor caribou, getting eaten up while too young to get away and the mother down nursing,
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 16, 2016, 1:53 pm
THANKS
 
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