A: When those who worship at the altar of environmentalism are doing the math.
According to the New York Times, the first “2”:
- 1,450+ sea lions have washed up on California beaches this year.
The second “2”:
- sea lion mothers are spending more time and farther away from their home islands hunting for food;
- desperate for food, hundreds of starving pups—who are too young to travel far, dive deep, or hunt—are swimming away from their home islands and flopping ashore in California;
- many are sick with pneumonia and have parasites feeding in their digestive systems; and,
- exhausted, the pups lie on the beaches for hours, starving, stranded, hundreds of miles from their mothers who still need to nurse and teach them to hunt and feed, but now they’re fodder for other predatory animals.
Not a very pretty picture. A pretty terrible narrative, at best. Nature sometimes is merciless.
- unusually warm waters are driving fish and other food away from the coastal islands where sea lions breed and wean their young;
- = PROOF OF GLOBAL WARMING; and,
- = PROOF OF THE POTENTIAL EXTERMINATION OF YET ANOTHER SPECIES.
Deconstructing the equation, no one disagrees that the currents are warmer than usual. Evidently, however, that happens periodically and, some believe--like meterologist John Coleman--in regular patterns or cycles. In turn, this change in the temperature of the currents causes nomadic species to alter their behavior patterns. Even humans have done so historically, beginning with the invention of clothing. “Survival of the fittest” it’s called. Adapt or die.
But, “=4” is a very long way from “=18”…except for those who worship at the altar of environmentalism. For them, every alleged “fact” points to the “truth” of their unassailable dogma, even if there are other, rival explanations rooted in science.
First, it was polar bears. Now, it’s sea lions.
Let the discussion begin…
To read the New York Times article, click on the following link: