Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Global Warming Spawned Deadly Jellyfish?

According to this UK news site:

A deadly species of jellyfish, translucent and the size of a thumbnail, is spreading along Australia’s coastline as a result of global warming, scientists warned today.

Wow, really? Terrifying. Apparently global warming does have some immediate ramifications.
I decided to read on. At the very bottom of the article, here is the explanation:

Increased sea temperatures caused by global warming would extend the species’ range south, Dr Seymour said.

Hm. So if global warming causes the sea temperatures to rise, then it would extend the species' range. But I thought the article said that the jellyfish were there because of global warming in the first place? So was that just an alarmist hook to enhance readership? Journalists wouldn't do that, would they?

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