"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Florida Manatees Huddle Around Warm Power Station Outlet

We are continually fed a stream of articles on animals and plants "suffering" from global warming effects. The reality in Florida is quite different! Manatees  have been forced by the unusually cold weather to take refuge around warm water outlets. This has been a plus for those monitoring manatee numbers and the count is 33% higher than the previous number.  John Reynolds Director of the Manatee Research Program said "Manatees are cold-sensitive, so they move to warm-water refuges when water temperatures drop below 68.Last month, when water temperatures hit the low to mid-40s, a record 77 manatees statewide died from cold stress."
Then Reynolds then draws a long bow in  attempting  to blame global warming: We've had some incredible prolonged cold periods. A lot of people feel global warming is going to result in increasing warmer times. But another outcome might be increasing extreme weather, such as more hurricanes and perhaps these long cold periods."
 Somewhere a village is missing this bloke!

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