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megimoo
04-08-2010, 08:57 PM
Climate Change Lunacy, Global Warming Causing Birds To Commit Suicide (You Can't Make This Up)

There have been many ridiculous claims from the global warming moonbats, but this one takes the cake. According to a report published by MSNBC (that should tell you a lot), all that extra CO2 in the air is causing birds to say to God, "You can't fire me, I Quit" and then apparently fly into a cliff and die’

One scientist actually call them Gary Larson events because to some of them these arctic birds crashing into each other in heavy, slammed into cliffs from heavy winds or bleeding to death after being attacked by mosquito swarms, reminds him of the ironically absurd scenes from the "Far Side" comics. The really absurd part is of the whole thing is that they are blaming all of this on global warming.

"We saw birds dying of what at best could be called Gary Larson events," said Mark Mallory of the Canadian Wildlife Service in Iqaluit. "You see a bird for apparently no good reason fly into the cliff and die. You've got to be kidding."

More than 20 Northern fulmars were caught in an avalanche slide and died hitting the sea ice. The fulmars, like other Arctic seabirds, tend to nest on cliffs made of sedimentary rock, which erodes more easily than other rock types. Early in the summer season, as the weather is just warming up and the ice and snow start to melt, there are small avalanches.

In another slapstick, albeit sad, event, a thick-billed murre was found dead after getting its foot stuck in a crack in the cliff face on Coats Island.

Man I hate when that happens.

In July 2005 at Lancaster Sound, hundreds of thick-billed murres (birds that resemble penguins but can fly) and black-legged kittiwakes died where they were nesting: "An entire cliff face fell away, and we estimate 800 birds were killed in this one event," Mallory told LiveScience, adding that his colleague said it looked as if the rock had liquefied and the birds were just caught in the rubble.

The researchers suspect as the ice goes through freezing and melting, and the consequential expanding and contracting, it puts pressure on the rocks and causes these rock falls. Broken wings also took the lives of some savvy flyers.

"I was working at a fulmar colony and after a couple of days of fog we'd see fulmars on the sea ice, alive but with their wings broken," Mallory said. "These birds are phenomenal flyers, but you take away their visibility to a meter or two and maybe that causes problems. In talking to my Inuit guides, they told me that they had seen this a lot, and thought that the birds flew into each other in low visibility."

Birds were also found dead after being slammed into the ocean from so-called Katabatic winds.

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2010/04/climate-change-lunacy-global-warming.html

Rockntractor
04-08-2010, 09:19 PM
They have probably been reading Wilbur's posts! They can have that effect.