Thursday, December 3, 2009

Silly headline of the day - "Climate change could enrage sharks"

Yes folks, climate change hysteria has finally disappeared up the black hole of its own arse and come out the other side into a parallel universe where there is an official Ministry of Silly Headlines.

Back here in the "real" world it proved too silly for ninemsn, who promptly changed it (though you can still see it in the URL).

From Tim Blair:


“Climate change could enrage sharks.” So claimed the original headline on this piece of warm-mongering:
Warmer ocean temperatures caused by global warming could cause sharks and other fish to become more aggressive, according to a new Australian study.

Research conducted by the University of New South Wales found that a slight lift in water temperatures — just two or three degrees — can cause some fish to become up to 30 times more aggressive than they normally would be.

The studies were conducted on young damsel fish, but head researcher Dr Peter Biro told ninemsn “he would be surprised” if sharks did not also undergo a similar transformation in warm water.

Well, obviously. It just stands to reason.

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