Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bolivia Freezing Disaster - Global Cooling?

At our location in rural Oregon, we have lit the wood-stove over the last several nights, to keep warm.   Like I said many times, we may all be praying for global warming...  But I imagine the Tax-Man will figure a way to grab more of our meager income even without the cap-and-trade scam.   Meanwhile, one lonely sunspot now cruising across the face of the Sun, which should be boiling with them at this point in the cycle....

Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish
Antarctic cold snap kills millions of aquatic animals in the Amazon.
Anna Petherick

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. 
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