Global Warming, Acid Oceans and GIANT Crabs — Oh My!

By:  William F. Jasper
04/11/2013
       
Global Warming, Acid Oceans and GIANT Crabs — Oh My!

Global warming has been blamed for everything from acne and airplane crashes to marital infidelity, cannibalism, slavery, prostitution, civil wars and genocide. Now come "giant blue crabs" to threaten the global food chain!

The latest global warming apocalypse about to befall us is (drum roll): giant blue crabs. Yes, according to the Washington Post, “It is the dawn of the super crab.”

The April 7 Post story by Darryl Fears headlines the paper’s “Health & Science” section. It warns:

Crabs are bulking up on carbon pollution that pours out of power plants, factories and vehicles and settles in the oceans, turning the tough crustaceans into even more fearsome predators.

That presents a major problem for the Chesapeake Bay, where crabs eat oysters. In a life-isn’t-fair twist, the same carbon that crabs absorb to grow bigger stymies the development of oysters.

Over the next 75 to 100 years, ocean acidification could supersize blue crabs, which may then eat more oysters and other organisms and possibly throw the food chain of the nation’s largest estuary out of whack.

Throw the food chain out of whack? Yes, according to Fears, increased levels of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) — a naturally occurring beneficial gas that is an essential fertilizer for our planet’s plant life, but which is increasingly referred to by enviro-activists and their media allies as “carbon pollution” — it appears, are responsible for yet another TEOFTWAWKI (“The End Of The World As We Know It”) doomsday scenario.

However, before succumbing to Fears' fears, readers would do well to take a look at an analysis of the Post story by the always-enlightening Anthony Watts, the meteorologist whose WattsUpWithThat.com website has scored numerous takedown victories against scientific frauds in high places — especially as it relates to global warming, aka “climate change.”

In his April 8 posting, “’Carbon’ to blame for giant crabs,” Watts points out the internal inconsistencies in Fears’ story and the wild speculation that the Post writer transforms into “science” and “research” to justify the fearful TEOFTWAWKI conclusion.

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