Sunday, May 4, 2008

GASP!: Sharks are gonna eat us!

In our new installment in the GASP! series, we cover an article that points out how you should be afraid of all the harm you're causing by breathing, pooting, and burning fossil fuels--you awful person! As a result, if you step out into the beautiful waters surrounding our great country, you might just be eaten by a globally-warmed, vengeful shark.

There have been four fatal attacks this year so far, while there was only one last year; sounds like an upsurge that can only be explained by manmade global warming, since AGW causes everything else. There's currently no warming and won't be for 10 more years. LOL! If the cooling waters of La Nina are masking warming then why would sharks be driven to be more active and attack so early in the year, especially since winter appears still very active? The theory is that warmer waters drive shark attacks and hurricanes, but we're currently cooler than the baseline average; some are currently claiming that our cool winter this year was caused by an unexpected La Nina, but that still doesn't jibe with sharks attacking people because the water's warm--it's cool! La Nina! Remember?!

A little history review will show you that shark attack spikes are NOT UNPRECEDENTED. Darn! Those pesky climate alarmists are foiled again by truth and history.

Surge in fatal shark attacks blamed on global warming | Environment | The Observer:

'The one thing that's affecting shark attacks more than anything else is human activity,' said Dr George Burgess of Florida University, a shark expert who maintains the database. 'As the population continues to rise, so does the number of people in the water for recreation. And as long as we have an increase in human hours in the water, we will have an increase in shark bites.'

Some experts suggest that an abundance of seals has attracted high numbers of sharks, while others believe that overfishing has hit their food chain. 'I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but it's a convenient excuse,' Burgess said. Another contributory factor to the location of shark attacks could be global warming and rising sea temperatures. 'You'll find that some species will begin to appear in places they didn't in the past with some regularity,' he said.

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