Monarch butterfly back as green cause celebre

Foiled when their Bt corn-monarch butterfly scare failed at the turn of the millenium, the greens are resurrecting the monarch scare with a multi-pronged attack.

The Washington Post today regales readers with the alleged plight of the monarch butterfly — blaming climate change, herbicide tolerant corn and illegal logging for threatening the butterfly’s migratory pattern, but not the butterfly itself. The article seems to be the latest in a series of articles across the MSM that began over the summer.

As always, it’s hard to tell what the reality is as the enviros who put the Post up to the story certainly aren’t going to allow any facts to get in the way of their fiction.

But if all that’s involved here is a shift in migratory pattern, whatever the cause, then so what?

We should be impressed at the monarch’s ability to adapt by changing its migratory pattern as opposed to say birds that don’t and that continue to get whacked out of the sky by the greens’ beloved wind turbines.

Click for the Washington Post article.

4 thoughts on “Monarch butterfly back as green cause celebre”

  1. I agree with you completely! This is like getting a youngster to eat their most hated vegetable. Imagine force feeding caterpillars? Nonsense!

  2. Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat milkweed plants. (not corn)
    Monarch butterfly adults eat the nectar of flowers. (not corn)
    Monarch butterfly adults lay their eggs on milkweed plants. (not corn)
    Monarch butterfly adults winter over in Mexico because they are not a winter hardy species, and migrate north to complete their life cycle, as they have done since before recorded history.

    If there is a real problem for the Monarch butterfly, then why don’t I see tracts of land declared butterfly sanctuaries and planted in thousands and thousands of acres of milkweed plants? We have sanctuaries for all kinds of animals, even unspecified wildlife. Perhaps the Washington Post needs to put its resources behind solving the problem they believe is there.

  3. Monarchs feed exclusively on Milkweed. There exposure to corn pollen is minimal. Enviro-activist Scientist should be dismissed from Universities as they put their personal and financial (grant money) agenda’s ahead of reasonable interpretation of Data..

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