Prosecute the torture.

February 27, 2012

PROOF! The Braintrust Has PROOF!

Of what?  You might ask.

That global warming is a hoax.

And what is their evidence?  You might then ask.

This you have to see for yourself:
A bat-killing fungus that can't tolerate heat above 68 degrees should wane in a human-warmed world. Yet it's spreading, killing more bats -- which suggests blame-mankind alarmists' climate models are flawed.
That's right. Bats.  Or more precisely Geomyces destructans.

That's it. Because if the world is indeed warming, then the fungus would die and the bats would still be alive. But they are dying so the world isn't warming and therefore global warming is a hoax.

That has to be the silliest argument I've ever seen.

Here's how the Fish and Wildlife Service describes it:
White-nose syndrome is a disease that is killing hibernating bats in eastern North America. WNS was first documented at four sites in eastern New York in the winter of 2006-07. Subsequently, photographs taken in February 2006 emerged of apparently affected bats at an additional site. Named for the white fungus on the muzzles and wings of affected bats, WNS has rapidly spread to multiple sites throughout the eastern United States and into Canada. The fungus associated with WNS has been detected as far west as Oklahoma. Researchers associate WNS with the newly identified fungus, Geomyces destructans, which thrives in the cold and humid conditions characteristic of caves and mines used by bats.
So think about it: Where these bats are dying, the temperature in the summer is routinely above 68 degrees anyway (and it would be with or without global warming) so if reality were really as simple as Scaife's braintrust believes, wouldn't the fungus die out every July or so?  And then if it did, then where would it come from the next winter?

Looks like the fungus stays in the caves and then kills the bats as they hibernate.  Nothing to do with climate change.


And how do I know that?  You might ask.

Here's what the FWS experts have to say about the connection between climate change and white-nose syndrome:
While many possible causes of WNS are being investigated, there is currently no credible evidence to support a link between climate change and WNS. Microclimates in caves and mines where bats hibernate have been stable during the time period when WNS emerged, and there are no data indicating changes in insect prey populations in the affected areas. Potential impacts of global climate change will continue, however, to be monitored as part of the investigation process.
No credible evidence to support the link.  But when has a lack of evidence ever stopped Scaife's braintrust from attempting to undermine climate science?

Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly.

The Tribune-Review editorial board is silly.

1 comment:

Nine-El said...

Fewer bats. WTF. fewer bats, less bat shit. We will still
have the P-G and the TR and the potty paper. So all
Is not lost.