While Krugman wails at the NYT, giant Elk die in print for all the wrong climatic reasons.
In Tips and Notes, P J Brennan says: All the news that’s fit to mis-report: From today’s NYT
When the planet warmed at the end of the ice age 11,000 years ago, for example, the change was too much for Irish elk, which became extinct. Moose, on the other hand, have survived. Some moose populations stayed put; other populations shifted to more suitable places.
But…there’s an inconvenient rub.
Here’s a link to the paper about the Irish Elk:
“It was not Holocene warming, but a brief cold spell just before warming, that eliminated M. giganteus from Ireland ”
There’s also a quote from a Dáithí Stone, a climate “scientist” at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
I found a piece by Dáithí, titled “Whether the Weather” in which he explains to his South African audience that the blizzard that hit New York City just after Christmas last year was really caused by global warming: “It may seem odd to South Africans, but the blizzard actually involved unseasonably warm temperatures: in this region of the US it is usually well below freezing, so increasing the temperature a little allows the air to hold more moisture to then drop as snow.”
This comes as a surprise to this New Yorker – the average min/max in NYC in December is 30/41 – not exactly “usually well below freezing”.
Daithi is a nice Irish name – but methinks he has a bit too much of the Blarney in him – just like the whole AGW gang – pj