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Global warming is blamed for walrus stampede deaths
WISHTV ^ | Dec. 14, 2007 | ap

Posted on 12/14/2007 7:16:53 PM PST by digger48

Global warming is blamed for walrus stampede deaths

Associated Press - December 14, 2007 4:23 PM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Some scientists blame the deaths of thousands of Pacific walruses on the disappearance of sea ice caused by global warming.

The walruses died in stampedes earlier this year as they crowded on shorelines along the Asian side of the Bering Strait, which separates Alaska from Russia.

An expert with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the lack of sea ice during the late summer and early fall led to a "pretty sobering year" that was "tough on walruses."

A Russian biologist estimates that as many as 4,000 walruses out of a population of some 200,000 died this year, a death rate that's two or three times the usual number.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; walrus; walrusstampede; weredoomed
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1 posted on 12/14/2007 7:16:54 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

No way...


2 posted on 12/14/2007 7:20:16 PM PST by wastedyears (Duncan Hunter is like a cheeseburger and fries. Simple presentation with no frills.)
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To: digger48
I am the eggman and I can verify that it’s getting awfully darn hot in here.. :)
3 posted on 12/14/2007 7:22:13 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: digger48

This just in...Lower than normal Christmas sales blamed on global warming...
and President Bush.


4 posted on 12/14/2007 7:23:20 PM PST by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: digger48
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5 posted on 12/14/2007 7:25:49 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

...reminds me of the time Bullwinkle was rounding up worms and suddenly there was a stampede

6 posted on 12/14/2007 7:26:17 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: digger48

This wouldn’t have happened if President Bush had signed the Kyoto treaty in 2001.


7 posted on 12/14/2007 7:27:16 PM PST by LucyT
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To: digger48

Did they die because the polar bears ate them?

BTW - The deaths are an estimate. This raises my BS Flag. Whenever I see the word “estimate” these days I substitute it with “made up.” I may not be right every time but chances are very good I am most of the time.


8 posted on 12/14/2007 7:27:26 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: digger48
I saw a walrus stampede once...


wait, that was a blue light special at Kmart...
9 posted on 12/14/2007 7:28:08 PM PST by djf (I'm too busy to be jolly. Tis the time to cook a collie!)
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To: digger48

“Some scientists blame the deaths of thousands of Pacific walruses on the disappearance of sea ice caused by global warming.” Other scientists blame Wal-Mart’s low seafood prices for causing the stampede. While even other scientists think polar bears are to blame for scaring the cuddly mammals causing them to stampede.


10 posted on 12/14/2007 7:28:14 PM PST by dominic flandry
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To: digger48
Some scientists blame the deaths of thousands of Pacific walruses on the disappearance of sea ice caused by global warming.

Then these are poor excuses for scientists. First, can they demonstrate that there is in fact global warming? Second, can they link that as a cause for unusual sea ice conditions? Third, can they prove that sea ice conditions caused the deaths?

Seems to me they are playing fast and loose with conclusions and glossing over a lot of work they probably haven't done, or done properly/thoroughly. Smells of jumping on the most convenient bandwagon...

11 posted on 12/14/2007 7:32:51 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar
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To: dominic flandry

That’s a relief. I have been blaming “W” for this....


12 posted on 12/14/2007 7:33:56 PM PST by xrmusn
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To: digger48

A population of 200,000 is pretty magnificent for a creature that size. Their probably way “Overpopulated” at this point in time.


13 posted on 12/14/2007 7:34:19 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

For consumption by “The Children”


14 posted on 12/14/2007 7:34:29 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48
"pretty sobering year" that was "tough on walruses."

Yeah, the DT's can be pretty bad on the body.

15 posted on 12/14/2007 7:35:37 PM PST by Socratic (“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” - Corrie Ten Boom)
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To: digger48
Global warming is blamed for walrus stampede deaths

I guess that the whole "drowning polar bears" thing wasn't working as planned, so they had to come up with something new.

16 posted on 12/14/2007 7:36:04 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: digger48

I guess they expect “the children” to accept causal relationships concocted out of thin air?


17 posted on 12/14/2007 7:37:53 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar
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To: digger48

Quit making them watch that Algore movie - it’s scaring to death and making them stampede...


18 posted on 12/14/2007 7:38:36 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: digger48

Gore’s global warming alarmist speech causes walrus stampede, cows and pups affected most.


19 posted on 12/14/2007 7:41:00 PM PST by Joe Miner
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To: Sacajaweau

The Puget Sound, here in WA State. I read an article here in the local papers recently that said the population of sea lions here in the very early 70s had gotten extremely low, maybe 1000 or so. Today, the population is about 30,000, a count they admitted might be much higher. Full recovery, the animal better appreciated, protected, not allowed to be shot by fishermen etc. Problem is, the system really can’t handle that many of them.


20 posted on 12/14/2007 7:43:34 PM PST by Professional
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To: digger48
Oh my, another thing caused by global warming to put on the list of hundreds! Don’t have the link right now of the list, but Rush had it on his web site. Incredible!
21 posted on 12/14/2007 7:44:45 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: digger48
And just how do we know that walruses haven’t been doing this for centuries? Did they tell Algore?
22 posted on 12/14/2007 7:45:40 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: digger48

“I Am The Walrus”


23 posted on 12/14/2007 7:47:31 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: digger48

“I Am The Walrus”


24 posted on 12/14/2007 7:47:33 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: digger48

So now the starving polar bears have something to eat. See how nature works?


25 posted on 12/14/2007 7:52:13 PM PST by Perchant
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To: digger48
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26 posted on 12/14/2007 7:52:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: digger48

Is this going to affect the running of the walruses in Paloma?


27 posted on 12/14/2007 8:07:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: Perchant
So now the starving polar bears have something to eat. See how nature works?

Kind of like feeding the homeless to the hungry.

28 posted on 12/14/2007 8:08:30 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Is this going to affect the running of the walruses in Paloma?

Its all fun and games till somebody gets Gored.
29 posted on 12/14/2007 8:09:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: digger48
Global warming is blamed for walrus stampede deaths

uuuuum...and just how hard would it be to throw Algore in front of a walrus stampede ??

30 posted on 12/14/2007 8:13:42 PM PST by StnCldTruth (A gun in your hand is better than a cop on the phone !!!!)
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To: digger48
global warming washed away mah buckit


31 posted on 12/14/2007 8:17:17 PM PST by faq
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To: cripplecreek

*LOL*....your too quick CC


32 posted on 12/14/2007 8:17:22 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: digger48

Maybe we’ll start seeing some commercials of walruses drinking Coke soon.


33 posted on 12/14/2007 8:24:32 PM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: digger48

No kidding. When I read this article this morning at work, the first thing that came to mind was,
“I bet the retards try to blame this on global warming.”


34 posted on 12/14/2007 8:25:08 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: digger48
Dumb down the population, and they will believe anything, ex specially Global Warming... thank you NEA
35 posted on 12/14/2007 8:31:03 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: digger48

You’d think the global warming cultist would come to the realization that most people are tuning them out now. Way to much “boy that cried wolf” going on.


36 posted on 12/14/2007 9:00:05 PM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: Dutch Boy
BTW - The deaths are an estimate. This raises my BS Flag. Whenever I see the word “estimate” these days I substitute it with “made up.” I may not be right every time but chances are very good I am most of the time.

Let me give you more reason to raise the BS flag higher.

From the article - "A Russian biologist estimates that as many as 4,000 walruses out of a population of some 200,000 died this year, a death rate that's two or three times the usual number."

If 4000 walruses die every year in a population of 200,000, that means the life expectancy for a walrus is 50 years.

But if that 4000 is 2-3 times the "normal number" then with normal numbers of deaths, the life expectancy for a walrus is 100-150 years.

The unnamed scientist is obviously full of crap.

37 posted on 12/14/2007 9:14:55 PM PST by TN4Liberty (A liberal is someone who believes Scooter Libby should be in jail and Bill Clinton should not.)
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar
"Third, can they prove that sea ice conditions caused the deaths?"

Well, since we know that UN scienticians never lie, apparently a 1 degree increase in temperatures over the last century completely melts every chunk of ice in the ocean.

38 posted on 12/14/2007 11:16:20 PM PST by boop (Who doesn't love poison pot pies?)
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To: digger48

Global Warming is all Bush’s fault and Bush got elected because of Global Warming. It’s so simple!


39 posted on 12/15/2007 3:52:55 AM PST by RoadTest ("It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. - Psalm 119:26)
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To: digger48

Oh, I thought it was cell phones.


40 posted on 12/15/2007 3:56:55 AM PST by WildWeasel
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To: digger48
From another article:

"As a result, walruses came ashore earlier and stayed longer, congregating in extremely high numbers, with herds as big as 40,000 at Point Shmidt, a spot that had not been used by walruses as a "haulout" for a century, scientists said."

I guess 100 years ago when the exact same thing happened it was not caused by man, but they are sure this time it is...

41 posted on 12/15/2007 8:46:47 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: SIDENET

Polar bears, a land animal, drowning and walrus,a sea creature stampeding on land. Doom and gloom, the end times.


42 posted on 12/15/2007 9:09:54 AM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: djf

Cheap shot.


43 posted on 12/15/2007 9:12:33 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: digger48

44 posted on 12/15/2007 9:14:15 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Battle Axe
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I got your second pic but the first one was just a red x.

In any case photo uploading and posting is about the easiest html thing there is to do. Just get someone to walk you through it once and you'll have it forever.
45 posted on 12/15/2007 6:53:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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~~AGW ™ ping~~
46 posted on 01/01/2008 7:31:49 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: wastedyears

This morning (9/20/2010) The Today show had a 5 minute long story on how climate change is causing Walruses to congregate on land because of the lack of sea ice and they frequently stampede killing many babies.

They presented this as if its a brand new thing, its so funny that this same basic story was paraded in 2007!


47 posted on 09/20/2010 5:36:40 AM PDT by bigtoona
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