Deadly South American Cold Snap The Fault Of………

That’s right, our new and busted friend, sudden climate change (via Tom Nelson)

With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But during the Southern Hemisphere’s recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country’s tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins.

Scientists who have visited the affected rivers say the event is the biggest ecological disaster Bolivia has known, and, as an example of a sudden climatic change wreaking havoc on wildlife, it is unprecedented in recorded history.

With such extreme climatic events potentially becoming more common due to climate change, scientists are hurrying to coordinate research into the impact, and how quickly the ecosystem is likely to recover.

There are “about 1,000 dead fish for every 100 metres of river”, at least 550 dead penguins, thousands of cattle, and, oh, yeah, the article finally gets around to mentioning that hundreds of people have died, too. All because of sudden climate change, which is one of the latest unhinged and un-scientific talking points from the climate creationists, who somehow believe that The Day After Tomorrow is real science, and that Mankind’s output of CO2, a greenhouse gas, will cause cold weather.

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