Skip to comments.Fox News Snookered (Jackalope Alert)
Posted on 12/27/2006 8:02:21 PM PST by grandpa jones
Ever since FNC offered up Robert Kennedy as a special correspondent on its much ballyhooed global warming report, Fox has become a sucker for the gaiaist apocalyptic syndrome. Yesterdays report on Lohachara Island was an another example of junk science gone wild.
The Fox story began with this bold headline:
An inhabited island has been wiped off the face of the Earth due to global warming, Britains The Independent newspaper reported on Sunday.
Remote Lohachara Island was in the Indian part of the Sundarbans , a vast mangrove delta where the Ganges empties into the Bay of Bengal on the Indian-Bangladeshi border.
Rising sea levels have swallowed the island whole, according to the report. It was once home to 10,000 people.
Lohacharas disappearance wasnt easy to discover. Satellites monitored it until it finally disappeared.
As Aaron noted at Free Will, Odd. Youd think the inhabitants wouldve noticed it before the satellites did. Or, they might not:
As Tim Blair notes, this shocking news actually took place 22 years ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at nukegingrich.wordpress.com ...
Wow...I think these people deserve a new word: climatards.
Doesn't Douglas Kennedy work for FNC?
I have always wondered if there are any conservative Kennedy's out there? Okay, go ahead and laugh!
I dunno about missing islands but jackalopes are real.
They got 'em all over Park City, Utah ;-)
climatards hehehee I love it
Park City, Utah?
I heard them jackalopes are pretty good eatin'
Jackalope season is set to begin soon in Wyoming too, there should be some really good ones this year. They do well in warm temperatures. I tried to transplant some to my home here in Alaska but they couldn't take the cold. A few more years of global warming though and who knows.....?
I think those conservative Kennedys live in Park City, Utah
You can always tell by the rut marks on the tree trunks
There were two on the grassy knoll in Dallas on Nov 22, 1963 - a mama in a tree and a baby walking on his back legs like a person. I saw the pictures of them here on FR, even.
Been there and found it to be a beautiful place.
that picture is now safely stored on my hard drive. :)
I had to respond to an email from a friend about this article the other day. NOW I cannot find the research...Oh Well!
Anyway here's something I found just now:
Atanu Raha, director of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, said the islands were getting eroded by oceanic currents, not by rising sea levels.
Erosion and accretion are natural phenomena. Across the world islands submerge and new ones emerge. This is natural, Raha said.
You can read more at http://northcoastonline.typepad.com/
Climatards! I think you've hit on something there.
thanks for that link
"I dunno about missing islands but jackalopes are real."
I seen um maself too. They be in Wyomin all over.
I wonder why the sea level only rose there.
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