Thursday, August 27, 2009

Add it To the List

Asian hornets are terrorizing the French. Normally, this might be good, but for the fact that the Telegraph (U.K.) article blames, well, you know:
They first settled in the forests of Aquitaine, but quickly fanned out to surrounding areas, thriving on rising temperatures linked to global warming and the lack of indigenous predators.
See also Anthony Watts discussing Senator Feinstein and Lake Tahoe.

Climate change--is there anything it can't do?

(via Jonah Goldberg at The Corner)

5 comments:

OBloodyHell said...

> Climate change--is there anything it can't do?

Give the Froggies a spine?


I assume The Lord can do that, but I'm not sure anything not holding the title "omnipotent" can do it.

Carl said...

That would truly be a rock too heavy for Him to lift.

suek said...

Aren't these the same people who believe that evolution is the only explanation for our presence in the here and now?

Does it not occur to them that faced by colder weather, some of the beasties might survive due to some form of genetic selection, allowing them to expand their range? Or that some other change in the range that _we_ consider normal for them might make it less conducive to their survival success, and that might explain the expansion of their range?

They have a very selective, very narrowly channeled view of life...!

Carl said...

suek:

It also never seems to occur to them that fewer freezing days and a longer growing season might be advantageous.

OBloodyHell said...

> Asian hornets are terrorizing the French.

Two more thoughts:

1) Another Dien Bien Phu, eh?

2) Is there anything which doesn't terrorize the French?

I'm sure I could come up with more... the wiseass quips just write themselves, don't they?