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(Think Progress)   And the next catastrophe set to be caused by global warming is (spins wheel of doom): giant crabs and oyster herpes   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 42
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2013-04-08 01:12:09 PM
Oyster herpes.  Similar to the bearded clam herpes outbreak in the 70s.
 
2013-04-08 01:14:43 PM
Giant crabs are a bad thing?
 
2013-04-08 01:17:48 PM

kronicfeld: Giant crabs are a bad thing?


Oh, hell yes
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2013-04-08 01:21:28 PM
I've heard of people having crabs and herpes but what are poisoned manatees?
 
2013-04-08 01:30:25 PM
I'll give your oyster herpes, heh heh heh... wait.
 
2013-04-08 01:47:03 PM
Giant crabs and oyster herpes -- time to bring back the excuse every GI ever had, "I must have picked them up off of the toilet seat, doc."

The response nine out of ten doctors had to that, "well, then you gotta stop farking on the toilet seat."
 
2013-04-08 01:48:15 PM
Giant crabs are not a serious problem. In ancient Japan, they managed to fight them off by exploiting a weak point for massive damage.
 
2013-04-08 01:49:46 PM
Giant crabs, oysters herpes and poisoned manatees; oh, my
 
2013-04-08 01:51:21 PM
but oysters taste good... let's just find a cure for herpes.
 
2013-04-08 01:52:03 PM
Bah, teh oyster herp is sooooo 2010.  Complete list of global warming stuff.

http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm
 
2013-04-08 01:54:36 PM
Oyster herpes ... blue waffle
 
2013-04-08 01:55:41 PM
Unamused.
 
2013-04-08 01:56:45 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Damn Fark rejected my first pic.
 
2013-04-08 01:59:20 PM
Giant Crabs??  Guess I need to get more Old Bay....
 
2013-04-08 01:59:50 PM
Giant Blue Crabs from the Chesapeake Bay? I'm moving all my assets into Old Bay futures.
 
2013-04-08 02:01:43 PM
I nominate the annual defoliation of Central California's oak trees by oak moth caterpillars, instead.  Formerly a quasi-decadal event, it is now just getting started for the third straight year in a row, and trees will start succumbing (rather than bouncing back) soon.

This is a pest with which the trees have co-habited for millenia, which has historically been kept in check by a deep freeze every few winters that decimates the moth lifecycle.  Like most climate change effects, you can't point at any one event or one year... yet the long-term trend doesn't bode well for the dominant tree of our forests.
 
2013-04-08 02:04:30 PM
Only Dr. Hans Zarkov,formerly of NASA, provided an explanation. His ideas, however, have been ...
 
2013-04-08 02:05:45 PM
Did anyone else check out the "Rush Limbaugh 13-year-old disproves..."  link from that page?  Fun Fact: "...a mere 24 peer-reviewed articles reject global warming, compared to a staggering 13,926 scientific articles that substantiate it."  Ouch.
 
2013-04-08 02:18:24 PM

Tomahawk513: Did anyone else check out the "Rush Limbaugh 13-year-old disproves..."  link from that page?  Fun Fact: "...a mere 24 peer-reviewed articles reject global warming, compared to a staggering 13,926 scientific articles that substantiate it."  Ouch.


man made gw-ing? or just global warming?
 
2013-04-08 02:18:58 PM

EddyKilowatt: I nominate the annual defoliation of Central California's oak trees by oak moth caterpillars, instead.  Formerly a quasi-decadal event, it is now just getting started for the third straight year in a row, and trees will start succumbing (rather than bouncing back) soon.

This is a pest with which the trees have co-habited for millenia, which has historically been kept in check by a deep freeze every few winters that decimates the moth lifecycle.  Like most climate change effects, you can't point at any one event or one year... yet the long-term trend doesn't bode well for the dominant tree of our forests.


Don't forget the pine beetle currently killing millions of acres of forest.
 
2013-04-08 02:26:48 PM
Try telling the wife you got herpes from an oyster.
 
2013-04-08 02:35:59 PM
You can only catch herpes once- right?
 
2013-04-08 02:38:04 PM
Not the giant kind
 
2013-04-08 02:50:50 PM
I have a solution for giant crabs.

www.walesintltrading.com
 
2013-04-08 02:51:31 PM
Well that's better than giant herpes and oyster crabs.
 
2013-04-08 03:09:32 PM
Giant crabs: they're hiding behind the garbage can, waiting.
 
2013-04-08 03:18:28 PM
Good thing I know what to do with giant enemy crabs

/hit it in it's weak spot for massive damage, of course
 
2013-04-08 03:36:21 PM
Giant crabs and oyster herpes

So....Snooki and Paris Hilton then. Gotcha.
 
2013-04-08 03:38:57 PM
As long as it doesn't come down to "his and herpes".
 
2013-04-08 04:02:59 PM
I once caught oysters from a blue waffle sea.
 
2013-04-08 04:22:03 PM
What's wrong with giant crabs? It would be the best Maryland crabfeast ever.... Still working on giant beer pitchers...
 
2013-04-08 04:28:19 PM
meat0918
I nominate the annual defoliation of Central California's oak trees by oak moth caterpillars, instead.  Formerly a quasi-decadal event, it is now just getting started for the third straight year in a row, and trees will start succumbing (rather than bouncing back) soon.

This is a pest with which the trees have co-habited for millenia, which has historically been kept in check by a deep freeze every few winters that decimates the moth lifecycle.  Like most climate change effects, you can't point at any one event or one year... yet the long-term trend doesn't bode well for the dominant tree of our forests.

Don't forget the pine beetle currently ......


Bullsh*t. Pine beetle populations have gotten out of control from fire suppression. Other than in northern BC most of the area they are indigenous to historically rarely get extended cold temperatures. They are part of the life cycle of pine forests and essential to forest succession, the process in which pines play the role of pioneering species. Pine trees die so either ponderosa or doug fir can take over as the climax species.

yet the long-term trend doesn't bode well for the dominant tree of our forests.

   See forest succession noted above. Pine trees are supposed to die, we just stopped the process by putting out fires, and have as well left massive amounts of fuel to cause the catastrophic fires we are now seeing. The population of beetles is proportional to the amount of food available pretty f*cking simple grade 9 biology. Trees will keep growing back such as they have since time immemorial....
 
2013-04-08 04:30:17 PM

arisingfailure: What's wrong with giant crabs? It would be the best Maryland crabfeast ever.... Still working on giant beer pitchers...


What a Giant beer pitcher may look like...

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2013-04-08 04:39:15 PM

kronicfeld: Giant crabs are a bad thing?


belatednerd.com
 
2013-04-08 04:49:13 PM
 
2013-04-08 04:50:34 PM

Loucifer: Giant Blue Crabs from the Chesapeake Bay? I'm moving all my assets into Old Bay futures.


This

Although oyster herpes sounds bad. If the oysters are gone then what will people do oyster shooters with?
 
2013-04-08 05:03:33 PM
Oysters have hair pieces?
 
2013-04-08 05:49:33 PM
giant crabs and oyster herpes? Mom, have you been out in the ocean again?
 
2013-04-08 06:17:41 PM
Humanity has managed with giant enemy crabs in the past, and we will do it again.

/yeah yeah, I'm the 20th person to reference it. It's just so absurd
 
2013-04-08 07:25:31 PM
 
2013-04-09 02:41:35 AM
I love it when an article talks about things that are already happening and subby tags it "unlikely".

I love to laugh at morons.
 
2013-04-09 02:52:49 AM
Oyster herpes?

It's a non-issue, really. Clam-ydia has been around how long? Still see chowder on restaurant menus; store shelves.

/Y'all worry too much.
 
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