Another from Mrs. Weer’d, the Cult of Climate change marches on:
For the first time, scientists have identified tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa living in the Arctic Ocean. Apparently, they traveled thousands of miles on Atlantic currents and ended up above Norway with an unusual – but naturally cyclic – pulse of warm water, not as a direct result of overall warming climate, say the researchers. On the other hand: arctic waters are warming rapidly, and such pulses are predicted to grow as global climate change causes shifts in long-distance currents. Thus, colleagues wonder if the exotic creatures offers a preview of climate-induced changes already overtaking the oceans and land, causing redistributions of species and shifts in ecology. The study, by a team from the United States, Norway and Russia, was just published in the British Journal of Micropalaeontology.
The creatures in question are radiolaria – microscopic one-celled plankton that envelop themselves in ornate glassy shells and graze on marine algae, bacteria and other tiny prey. Different species inhabit characteristic temperature ranges, and their shells coat much of the world’s ocean bottoms in a deep ooze going back millions of years; thus climate scientists routinely analyze layers of them to plot swings in ocean temperatures in the past. The new study looks at where radiolarians are living now.
It makes sense if the world continues to warm that things will greatly change….but what if the core hypothesis is wrong? And I have a hard time buying that when so many researches had to go to such lengths to fabricate it. I mean does your science teacher need to conduct an elaborate hoax to demonstrate basic scientific principals? When you’re putting more effort into making your data LOOK a certain way then you are actually collecting it, I smell a rat!