Skip to comments.Global warming is blamed for walrus stampede deaths
Posted on 12/14/2007 7:16:53 PM PST by digger48
Global warming is blamed for walrus stampede deaths
Associated Press - December 14, 2007 4:23 PM ET
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Some scientists blame the deaths of thousands of Pacific walruses on the disappearance of sea ice caused by global warming.
The walruses died in stampedes earlier this year as they crowded on shorelines along the Asian side of the Bering Strait, which separates Alaska from Russia.
An expert with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the lack of sea ice during the late summer and early fall led to a "pretty sobering year" that was "tough on walruses."
A Russian biologist estimates that as many as 4,000 walruses out of a population of some 200,000 died this year, a death rate that's two or three times the usual number.
This just in...Lower than normal Christmas sales blamed on global warming...
and President Bush.
...reminds me of the time Bullwinkle was rounding up worms and suddenly there was a stampede
This wouldn’t have happened if President Bush had signed the Kyoto treaty in 2001.
Did they die because the polar bears ate them?
BTW - The deaths are an estimate. This raises my BS Flag. Whenever I see the word “estimate” these days I substitute it with “made up.” I may not be right every time but chances are very good I am most of the time.
“Some scientists blame the deaths of thousands of Pacific walruses on the disappearance of sea ice caused by global warming.” Other scientists blame Wal-Mart’s low seafood prices for causing the stampede. While even other scientists think polar bears are to blame for scaring the cuddly mammals causing them to stampede.
Then these are poor excuses for scientists. First, can they demonstrate that there is in fact global warming? Second, can they link that as a cause for unusual sea ice conditions? Third, can they prove that sea ice conditions caused the deaths?
Seems to me they are playing fast and loose with conclusions and glossing over a lot of work they probably haven't done, or done properly/thoroughly. Smells of jumping on the most convenient bandwagon...
That’s a relief. I have been blaming “W” for this....
A population of 200,000 is pretty magnificent for a creature that size. Their probably way “Overpopulated” at this point in time.
For consumption by “The Children”
Yeah, the DT's can be pretty bad on the body.
I guess that the whole "drowning polar bears" thing wasn't working as planned, so they had to come up with something new.
I guess they expect “the children” to accept causal relationships concocted out of thin air?
Quit making them watch that Algore movie - it’s scaring to death and making them stampede...
Gore’s global warming alarmist speech causes walrus stampede, cows and pups affected most.
The Puget Sound, here in WA State. I read an article here in the local papers recently that said the population of sea lions here in the very early 70s had gotten extremely low, maybe 1000 or so. Today, the population is about 30,000, a count they admitted might be much higher. Full recovery, the animal better appreciated, protected, not allowed to be shot by fishermen etc. Problem is, the system really can’t handle that many of them.
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