posted on 07/07/2003 7:29:52 AM PDT
If the Earth's climate continues to warm up as predicted
Winter of 2002-2003...COLDEST ON RECORD
posted on 07/07/2003 7:33:59 AM PDT
(You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
A 95 degree temp and 95% humidity will easily turn me into a crab.
posted on 07/07/2003 7:35:57 AM PDT
"If the Earth's climate continues to warm up as predicted,"
Big IF...I'd like to see environmentalists predict the weather a month in advance.
posted on 07/07/2003 7:36:54 AM PDT
(If you're not learning......you're not living.)
This really is a bunch of crabp. First, they killed innocent crabs in the name of so-called science. Second, if the theory of evolution has any validity whatsoever, then these crabs ought to adapt to the change in tempreture, which should take place -- if it happens at all -- slowly over hundreds of years.
I know that really hot weather certainly makes ME crabby.
Warmer climate may threaten some crabs.
I've never heard leftists referred to as crabs before ... but it fits.
posted on 07/07/2003 8:31:34 AM PDT
(Joe McCarthy was right ... so was PT Barnum!)
the temperatures were raised in the individual aquariums by about a fifth of a degree a minute until the animals' heart beat stopped. This established the upper thermal tolerance limit for each of the species.
If you lock me in a room and raise the temperature 12 degrees an hour you will soon find my thermal tolerance limit, too.
posted on 07/07/2003 8:46:20 AM PDT
(Ask me about my Golden Retriever!)
So if i go to Florida, i can get rid of these itchy bastards?
posted on 07/07/2003 9:01:26 AM PDT
Jonathon H. Stillman, a marine biologist at Stanford University, tested the heat tolerance of four species of crabs found in the shallow waters of the Pacific Ocean
CaptRon tested the heat tolerance of some Hudson River crabs recently and found that once the water reaches 212 degrees they taste just fine.
posted on 07/07/2003 9:08:25 AM PDT
We could use a decrease in crabbiness...
OH sorry. This is about the environment, not decorum. Nevermind.
I threaten my crabs with a bottle of Kwell lotion.
posted on 07/07/2003 10:30:41 AM PDT
(Not there! Yes, there!)
OK, let's see if I got this experiment right. They warm up the aquarium 1/5th degree per minute until the crab dies, then extrapolate from that what will happen if there's a 4 to 6 degree rise in 100 years? 5 minutes to go up a degree in the lab is the same as (at best) 16 years to go up a degree? And the number of crab generations in 16 years is...? And the likelyhood that a percentage of the little baby crabs that didn't grow to adulthood under current conditions were crabs that didn't like it because it was too COLD!!!!!!??????
This is like "discovering" that cyclamates caused cancer based on force feeding lab rats the equivelant of 1000 cans of soda per hour. You overdo oxygen in that kind of ratio and you're going to cause some nasty reaction, probably cancer. This is designer science. Decide what result you want then jury rig your experiment to produce that result. I betcha they got more goverment funding after publishing this.
posted on 07/07/2003 10:44:51 AM PDT
This experiment was scientifically flawed.
posted on 07/07/2003 11:06:18 AM PDT
by 1Old Pro
(The Dems are self-destructing before our eyes, How Great is That !)
This is one crab who refuses to feel threatened.
posted on 07/07/2003 11:08:35 AM PDT
Are they edible ? If not, who cares?
Besides ... other species will fill their niche, like shellfish.
posted on 07/07/2003 11:24:22 AM PDT
(We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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