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1 Million Fish Dead in Bolivian Ecological Disaster
Bolivia Bella ^

Posted on 08/06/2010 10:59:56 AM PDT by Errant

(3 Aug. 2010 - Update: The number of dead fish and other water-dependent wildlife has increased to about 6 million.)

Over 1 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles, dolphins and other river wildlife are floating dead in numerous Bolivian rivers in the three eastern/southern departments of Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija. The extreme cold front that hit Bolivia in mid-July caused water temperatures to dip below the minimum temperatures river life can tolerate. As a consequence, rivers, lakes, lagoons and fisheries are brimming with decomposing fish and other creatures.

Unprecedented: Nothing like this has ever been seen in this magnitude in Bolivia. Inhabitants of riverside communities report the smell is nauseating and can be detected as far as a kilometer away from river banks. River communities, whose livelihoods depend on fishing, fear they'll run out of food and will have nothing to sell. Authorities are concerned there will be a shortage of fish in markets and are more concerned by possible threats to public health, especially in communities that also use river water for bathing and drinking, but also fear contaminated or decaying fish may end up in market stalls. They've begun a campaign to ensure market vendors and the public know how to tell the difference between fresh and unhealthy fish.

In university fish ponds and commercial fisheries the losses are also catastrophic.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bolivia; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; iceage
Video at link.
1 posted on 08/06/2010 10:59:58 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
The extreme cold front that hit Bolivia in mid-July caused water temperatures to dip below the minimum temperatures river life can tolerate.

Must be global warming.

2 posted on 08/06/2010 11:00:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

How did Bush do this?


3 posted on 08/06/2010 11:01:22 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dfwgator

Damn....

beat me too it by that much......


4 posted on 08/06/2010 11:01:22 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Errant

There is no cold front.

If there were, I’m SURE that ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/PBS would have told me about it.


5 posted on 08/06/2010 11:02:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Errant
High anthropogenic CO2 causes high temps in the NH which cause the heat to be sucked out of the SH --> disaster.

ManBearPig's fault.

6 posted on 08/06/2010 11:03:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Errant

Those Bolivians have a different word for everything.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 11:04:46 AM PDT by Walmartian
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To: dfwgator
175 people killed in South America cold spell
8 posted on 08/06/2010 11:05:20 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Five years from now it will all be better than it was before.

I know we aren't supposed to believe in math, but populations grow geometrically.

9 posted on 08/06/2010 11:05:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Errant

10 posted on 08/06/2010 11:11:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: dfwgator

“Must be global warming. “

Deniers, got what they deserved. /s


11 posted on 08/06/2010 11:15:18 AM PDT by ha maker (Sanity for lurkers)
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To: dead

How did Bush do this?..................... Not Bush, it was that evil genius Cheney and his secret frost machine. It was tested out in Florida this past winter and it turned much of the SWF into a brown area with all the palm trees dying and game fish turning belly up in the flats and mangroves. He must have adjusted the machine to give it more power and range. His evil inventions are beyond comprehension of the average person, you should have seen his super building collapsing machine he used in NYC on 9/11, it also used holograms to make it look like there were airplanes crashing into the buildings. He is truly the best example of a mad scientist gone amok.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 11:17:13 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Errant
The enviros are claiming the Russian hot spell is proof of AGW. I imagine they'll say this is different, this is just . . . weather.
13 posted on 08/06/2010 11:30:29 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Errant

I’m sure Evo Morales can get all the aid he needs from his best friend Hugo. /sarc?


14 posted on 08/06/2010 11:33:48 AM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: dfwgator

Yes, global warming. It got so hot, the temperature came all the way around and now it’s coming up from absolute zero. It was rising so fast, no one noticed how cold it was for a while.


15 posted on 08/06/2010 11:43:44 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Errant

Holy Bolivia!

16 posted on 08/06/2010 11:50:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Errant

Did they count 1 million dead fish bodies???


17 posted on 08/06/2010 12:06:51 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Right Wing Assault

No Culpable!


18 posted on 08/06/2010 12:19:49 PM PDT by katana (From superpower to superdebt, and all because of one election)
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To: Errant

Bush’s fault, just ask Baraq.


19 posted on 08/06/2010 12:20:16 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Everytime a Democrat loses, a Moonbat gets its wings burned off.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; katana

Ella es un bombón !


20 posted on 08/06/2010 12:59:53 PM PDT by Errant
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To: bill1952
I'm sure they don't have a clue when you consider the size of the area affected by the extreme cold weather. But it's a lot and unprecedented it seems from the reports.
21 posted on 08/06/2010 1:05:28 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Argentina’s winter is claimed here to be colder than that of Antarctica ~ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2565883/posts


22 posted on 08/06/2010 1:44:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
“pampas” ~ start worrying ~ Russia just lost 20% of its grain crops ~

You've got that right!

Global cooling is going to be much more disastrous than any global warming caused by increased CO2. Thanks!

23 posted on 08/06/2010 1:50:15 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant; SunkenCiv; blam; Larry Lucido; steelyourfaith; Noob1999; randog; givemELL; ...
Related thread:

Is the cold weather coming?-El Nino/La Nina effect (SOI) predicts global cooling by the end of 2010

24 posted on 08/07/2010 7:59:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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