Thank god for climate science
Posted by Jeff Condon on July 29, 2010
Oh, jeez. Now the phytoplankton are dying off unprecedented…ly…. And it’s your damned SUV that did it again. The scientists are claiming that we don’t really know what is going on, but maybe it’s global warming. Never mind that our instruments can barely detect the temperature change, maybe the global warming killed 40 percent of the phytoplankton.
Since they use satellites now to measure bacteria blooms from orbit, I wonder what the quality of the phytoplankton measurements was over 50 years ago. And just how did they take a few point measurements from pre-1950 and turn it into a global trend? Do you think there is any opportunity for a mismatch in trend there?
Can you say, “full of crap”..
I’m not even going to bother with it, but can you imagine the tiny little minds who believe this crap. It ticks me off that people would write this, then ‘science editors’ would then sell it to the people as though the section on global warming was actually SCEINCE!! To even allow people to make the connection in a peer reviewed paper shows just how far the wrongthink has gone.
It’s nothing but propaganda to sell you a political system. And the editors at least, are doing it with intent.
In an alternate world where the global CO2 plant food shortage was recognized instead of lauded, this might be used to explain why CO2 levels were finally rising. After all a 40 percent reduction in phytoplankton should allow CO2 to build up – at least on a short term timeframe.
Gee, it makes sense then that IF a half degree of warming killed 40% of the phytoplankton, that the soft little phytos must fail to thrive at the equator because of the much higher water temps. Here’s a phytoplankton video to check if that theory is correct. Note how the happy thriving phytoplankton-s go into undetectable stealth mode while thriving in the ice cold polar water each winter. Apparently, it’s a survival trick they use to protect themselves from being eaten while they bloom in massive-yet-invisible numbers in the ice cold polar water they prefer.
Perhaps we should fund greenpeace to take shiploads of phytoplankton plant seed and re-seed the hot spots in the ocean with temperature resistant fightoplanktons. I bet we could get the public to fund that. Maybe we should tow some icebergs to the equator to help out the sweating and stressed out tropical phyto’s.
It’s an obvious conclusion though, because everyone already knows from global warming science that plants hate warm weather.
Thank god for modern science or is that post-modern?