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Warming alarmists cry wolf April 19, 2009

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Warming alarmists cry wolf

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 12:04am

There seem to be fewer wolves around Lake Superior, so who do you blame?

If you’re a green group like the Nationals Parks Conservation Association, the answer is not just obvious but mandatory:

For years, our national parks have clearly demonstrated the effects of climate change, from disappearing glaciers in Glacier National Park to record floods in Mount Rainier National Park and dwindling wolf and moose populations in Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior.

But if you’re a scientist still keener on evidence than funding and fame…:

The wolves on Isle Royale are suffering from genetically deformed bones. Scientists from Michigan Technological University blame the extreme inbreeding of the small, isolated wolf population at the island National Park in northern Lake Superior… During this year’s Winter Study, Vucetich and Peterson found two dead wolves with misshapen vertebrae, one killed by other wolves and the other, which also had severe arthritis, frozen under the ice of a lake.

This was a particularly cold, hard year on the wolves and moose of Isle Royale. The researchers counted 24 wolves, close to the long-term average population size, but two of the four wolf packs did not have any pups that survived, Vucetich reported.

Sum up: the science shows that wolves are suffering from inbreeding more than climate change, and from unusual cold rather than unusual heat. But try telling that to a professional LEGAL SNIP global warming alarmist.

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