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(BBC)   Reduced snowfall due to global warming causing decrease in wolverine population. WOLVERINES   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 149
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2010-02-03 03:31:02 PM
Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.
 
2010-02-03 03:42:23 PM
jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

So is dingos eating babies, but doesn't mean we should try and stop it from happening.
 
2010-02-03 04:23:18 PM
Tornado claw!
 
2010-02-03 04:50:00 PM
I would like
To feed your fingertips
To the wolverines
 
2010-02-03 05:23:21 PM
I_Am_Weasel: jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

So is dingos eating babies, but doesn't mean we should try and stop it from happening.


We're not going to. The earth is going to keep doing what it's been doing for 5,000,000,000 years regardless of the dominant species that lives upon it. Or are you saying we should see if the Natural Laws of the Universe are interested in a beer and have a little chat with them?
 
2010-02-03 06:06:02 PM
superherouniverse.com
Does not approve.

/hot
 
2010-02-03 06:45:21 PM
Nobody puts Baby in an APC.
 
2010-02-03 06:45:57 PM
I hear it's already too late to save Iceman.
 
2010-02-03 06:47:21 PM
Q: What's been killing off the wolverine population?

www.fallingdownthepub.co.uk

A: a flippin' 12-guage, what do you think?!
 
2010-02-03 06:47:29 PM
Gee, subby, I thought it was pancreatic cancer that reduced their population.
 
2010-02-03 06:47:35 PM
Reduced snowfall where exactly?
 
2010-02-03 06:48:29 PM
Evil-Imposter: A: a flippin' 12-guage, what do you think?!

I see my work is done here.
 
2010-02-03 06:48:33 PM
Goremitter hasn't reviewed his talking points recently. It's Global Climate Change™. Sounds much more ominous that way. Fitfully ambiguous, but ominous nonetheless.
 
2010-02-03 06:48:57 PM
westofthewest.files.wordpress.com

/hot like global warming
//WOLVERINES!
 
2010-02-03 06:49:07 PM
jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

So let's just completely mess up the planet, plow over all the wetlands for overpriced housing developments and do everything we can to remain OPEC's little biatch, right?
 
2010-02-03 06:50:19 PM
www.adamcarolla.com

/Maybe too obscure for some, subby, but I'm with ya.
 
2010-02-03 06:50:30 PM
Captain America will save them....


i.livescience.com

or eat thier brains ...
 
2010-02-03 06:51:49 PM
Cue the DC area farkers who will point out that we've had twice as much annual snowfall and expect much more in the near future. Then cue the others who point out that wolverines aren't found in DC.
 
2010-02-03 06:53:37 PM
jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

True. What has its effects on the human race been over those millions of years? Should we be concerned over what its effects might be on the human race in the future?
 
2010-02-03 06:54:01 PM
Crotchrocket Slim: jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

So let's just completely mess up the planet, plow over all the wetlands for overpriced housing developments and do everything we can to remain OPEC's little biatch, right?


You don't have to blame natural and inevitable changes in Earth's climate on human activities to convince me that it's not a good idea to fark up the place you live or give dumptrucks full of money to crazy people.
 
2010-02-03 06:55:03 PM
It's snowing here, ergo we should expect wolverines shortly. (I learnt everything I know about correlation and causation from climatologists)
 
2010-02-03 06:56:52 PM
Don't cry! HOLD IT BACK!
 
2010-02-03 06:56:53 PM
FarkinNortherner: It's snowing here, ergo we should expect wolverines shortly. (I learnt everything I know about correlation and causation from climatologists)

I for one welcome our new Wolverine overlords
 
2010-02-03 06:58:37 PM
AuCinaoaMie: Reduced snowfall where exactly?

I was wondering that one myself

WOLVERINES!
 
2010-02-03 06:59:05 PM
Yes, I would have a beer with Mother Nature. If you want to know if she's hot, well, that's the issue, isn't it?
 
2010-02-03 06:59:22 PM
Not sure WTF they are smoking but I am living through one of the worst winters on record in Virginia.
 
2010-02-03 07:00:56 PM
Oakenshield: Goremitter hasn't reviewed his talking points recently. It's Global Climate Change™. Sounds much more ominous that way. Fitfully ambiguous, but ominous nonetheless.

You realize that back in the Bush days, Frank Luntz, Republican strategist/pollster/wordsmith extraordinaire (he's credited with coming up with "death tax", among other things) recommended using the term "climate change" instead of "global warming" because it sounded less threatening, right?
 
2010-02-03 07:03:12 PM
JesseL: You don't have to blame natural and inevitable changes in Earth's climate on human activities to convince me that it's not a good idea to fark up the place you live or give dumptrucks full of money to crazy people.

Agreed, but ultimately why are there several entities opposed to environmental regulation? It's not like conservatives- at least as a political force- have demonstrated lately that they care about, know about, or even trust science so they don't really care if bunk science is being presented to the public. At least, they don't mind when they do it themselves.

Denying climate change is simply a tool used by people who don't want to be held responsible for the mess they create while pursuing profits in most cases.

Of course, you're also forgetting that people far better educated and informed than any of us in this thread are still trying to figure out just how much we are altering the environment around us. The jury is not out and it is very likely that we are speeding up climate change, in a way that won't be favorable to most* of us on the planet.

*Where I live- Minnesota- is actually becoming less of a frigid shiathole during the winter months, but I'd rather suck it up during blizzards than deal with the rest of the ecological damage.
 
2010-02-03 07:03:39 PM
Is global warming also to blame for the Wolverines being bowl ineligible the past two years?
 
2010-02-03 07:03:46 PM
I_Am_Weasel: jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

So is dingos eating babies, but doesn't mean we should try and stop it from happening.


You may as well attempt to stop the rotation of the planet.
 
2010-02-03 07:05:04 PM
ultraholland: Cue the DC area farkers who will point out that we've had twice as much annual snowfall and expect much more in the near future. Then cue the others who point out that wolverines aren't found in DC.

OH, but we got COUGARS!

/12+ inches predicted for DC this weekend.
//8+ inches predicted for your mom tonight.
 
2010-02-03 07:06:25 PM
Nah, I think it's our shiatty economy and our dumbass Governor that's reducing the population.
 
2010-02-03 07:07:29 PM
Global Warming bankrupted Air America
 
2010-02-03 07:07:29 PM
jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

Funny, Colorado has gotten the most snow I've seen in a while this season.
 
2010-02-03 07:07:55 PM
I blame Rich Rod
 
2010-02-03 07:08:01 PM
LET'S DO IT FOR PONY BOY!

/what?
 
2010-02-03 07:08:18 PM
InspectorZero: I_Am_Weasel: jehovahs witness protection: Once again. Climate change is natural. It has been happening for millions of years and will continue for millions more.

So is dingos eating babies, but doesn't mean we should try and stop it from happening.

We're not going to. The earth is going to keep doing what it's been doing for 5,000,000,000 years regardless of the dominant species that lives upon it. Or are you saying we should see if the Natural Laws of the Universe are interested in a beer and have a little chat with them?


The Dominant Species.

I like that. I'm putting that on my résumé - member of Dominant Species.

/and, sure, I'd have a beer with a lizard, maybe a dog. No bugs, though.
 
2010-02-03 07:09:11 PM
WILDCATS!
 
2010-02-03 07:09:21 PM
dettigersnw22: I blame Rich Rod

was waiting for someone to say that

/the weather, it is excessively Cuban?
 
2010-02-03 07:10:05 PM
They said in the article that their data comes from decreased numbers in wolverines trapped. Trapping certainly has nothing to do with a decline in wolverine populations, especially when nobody has ever really had a good head count on them to begin with.
 
2010-02-03 07:11:04 PM
Its_A_Tarp: /hot like global warming
//WOLVERINES!


This film was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as having the most acts of violence of any film up to that time. It was calculated that on average an act of violence occurs at a rate of 134 per hour or 2.23 per minute.

hey whats up your ass?
 
2010-02-03 07:13:32 PM
fundigs: /Maybe too obscure for some, subby, but I'm with ya.

Yeah, so obscure that someone posted it before you! First time on FARK, eh?
 
2010-02-03 07:13:37 PM
commodore-64-games.com
 
2010-02-03 07:15:36 PM
iketurner: Not sure WTF they are smoking but I am living through one of the worst winters on record in Virginia.

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'and they caused a hella lot of trouble down in Texas, I'm here to tell ya.'
 
2010-02-03 07:17:02 PM
I can fark the numbers and make anything appear to be "real". I realize that my outdoor thermometer sometimes reads wrong depending on the wind, temperature difference between house and outside, sun, etc. But, at least I'm smart enough to realize that, and take that into consideration when reading it.

Not like some of the morons who think that it's getting warmer in the summer because their thermometer mounted right near an asphalt parking lot is reading hotter than "normal".

Duh.
 
2010-02-03 07:17:08 PM
DeadZone: Global Warming bankrupted Air America

See? Who said global warming was all bad?
 
2010-02-03 07:17:25 PM
I'll just leave this here...

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/Wolverines haven't been around for a long, long time.
 
2010-02-03 07:19:16 PM
Crotchrocket Slim: Agreed, but ultimately why are there several entities opposed to environmental regulation?

Because such regulation is often expensive, often based on scaremongering more than real science, and driven by religious nuts and corporate interests just as much as the opposition.

I've seen enough environmental regulations that were cures worse than the disease that I'm pretty leery of regulators attempts to "help".

Protecting the environment is good, but politicians are always too stupid, too corrupt, or just plain too wrapped up in politicking for them to have any hope of doing anything but make things worse.
 
2010-02-03 07:21:44 PM
but...but...where I live there's been LOTS of snow!

...tell me again the difference between weather and climate? I'm afraid I've been struck by a case of the stoopids.
 
2010-02-03 07:21:52 PM
JesseL: Crotchrocket Slim: Agreed, but ultimately why are there several entities opposed to environmental regulation?

Because such regulation is often expensive, often based on scaremongering more than real science, and driven by religious nuts and corporate interests just as much as the opposition.

I've seen enough environmental regulations that were cures worse than the disease that I'm pretty leery of regulators attempts to "help".

Protecting the environment is good, but politicians are always too stupid, too corrupt, or just plain too wrapped up in politicking for them to have any hope of doing anything but make things worse.


Bravo.

Johnny Bravo.
 
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