Monday, November 7, 2011

Latest Climate Change Scare: Fish will have to swim faster to escape global warming

The dumber these climate change experts claims get, the more I come to realize college isn't for everyone.
(NSF)- ...Greenhouse gases have warmed the land by approximately one degree Celsius since 1960. That rate is roughly three times faster than the rate of ocean warming. These temperatures have forced wild populations to adapt--or to be on the move, continually relocating.

Although the oceans have experienced less warming overall, plants and animals need to move as quickly in the sea as they do on land to keep up with their preferred environments.

Surprisingly, similar movement rates are needed to out-run climate change. On land, movement of 2.7 kilometers (1.6 miles) per year is needed and in the oceans, movement of 2.2 kilometers (1.3 miles) per year is needed.
"Not a lot of marine critters have been able to keep up with that," says paper co-author John Bruno, a marine ecologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Being stuck in a warming environment can cause reductions in the growth, reproduction and survival of ecologically and economically important ocean life such as fish, corals and sea birds."

"These results provide valuable insights into how climate will affect biological communities worldwide," says David Garrison, director of NSF's Biological Oceanography Program....Read more here...
Read why the techniques used in this report are very fishy.


Da Curly Wolf said...

Okay....I think Parker and Stone need to take this one and give it the South Park treatment.

wt said...

It's not about swimming faster, its about migrating entire ecosystems by more than a mile per year.

Also, Watts Up With That? is hardly a legitimate source for objective scientific analysis.

Bluegrass Pundit said...

Also, Watts Up With That? is hardly a legitimate source for objective scientific analysis."

I assume the fish will be swimming when they move to this new ecosystem, not walking. As for WUWT, I have found it to be one of the few places on the Internet where there is open and scientific analysis of global warming.