We Now Have The First Mammal Species Wiped Out By Hotcoldwetdry Or Something

This has made Warmists giddy. One of their duckspeaks has finally come to pass! Of course, not giddy enough for each and every Warmist to give up their own use of fossil fuels and make their lives carbon neutral

(Guardian) Human-caused climate change appears to have driven the Great Barrier Reef’s only endemic mammal species into the history books, with the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rodent that lives on a tiny island in the eastern Torres Strait, being completely wiped-out from its only known location.

It is also the first recorded extinction of a mammal anywhere in the world thought to be primarily due to human-caused climate change.

An expert says this extinction is likely just the tip of the iceberg, with climate change exerting increasing pressures on species everywhere.

The rodent, also called the mosaic-tailed rat, was only known to live on Bramble Cay a small coral cay, just 340m long and 150m wide off the north coast of Queensland, Australia, which sits at most 3m above sea level.

This is all blamed on sea rise due to human caused climate change

In their report, co-authored by Natalie Waller and Luke Leung from the University of Queensland, the researchers concluded the “root cause” of the extinction was sea-level rise. As a result of rising seas, the island was inundated on multiple occasions, they said, killing the animals and also destroying their habitat.

Because sea rise has never happened during any of the other warm periods.

Globally, averaged sea level has risen by almost 20cm between 1901 and 2010, a rate unparalleled in any period during the last 6,000 years. But around the Torres Strait, sea level appears to have risen at almost twice the global average rate between 1993 and 2014.

20cm equals 7.874 inches, which is anything but “unparalleled”. Once again, the average sea rise over the last 7,000-8,000 years, a time period used because the great melt from the end of the last glacial age had seriously slowed, is 7 to 8 inches per century. To create an average, you take multiple numbers and divide by the total number of numbers. So, the average of 15, 1, 17, and -3 is 7.5. Holocene cool periods last longer than the warm ones, and will see small sea rise to even negative, and, since they last longer, those numbers mean that the warm periods need greater sea rise. So, if this is man’s fingerprint, that perhaps we’re actually limiting the sea rise we should be seeing.

But, facts matter little. It’s all in the duckspeak. Science is not relevant. This is politics.

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5 Responses to “We Now Have The First Mammal Species Wiped Out By Hotcoldwetdry Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    What makes this bout of rising sea level different is that it results from global warming from increased atmospheric CO2. The increased CO2 comes from humans adding gigatons each year.

  2. […] -Climate change is in the news again. It’s now credited for wiping out a little rodent nobody has ever hear of. […]

  3. JGlanton says:

    Here is the tide guage data from the nearest N. Queensland tide station to the island in question:

    http://www.psmsl.org/data/obtaining/rlr.monthly.plots/1268_high.png

    I’m sure a NASA scientist could induce a global warming signature into that data in two shakes of a rat’s tail.

  4. john says:

    Teach the impact on humans of sea level rise 8000 years ago was insignificant to what climate change will have on humans now. The 5 million humans on Earth at that time might not even notice a sea level rise. Please contrast that with the 7 billion who would be impacted now.
    Of course that impact might not be difficult for YOU since you are in the top 1% income bracket of human beings.
    However if you were in say the bottom 40% (much more likely) than any change in your environment might be very difficult to adjust to
    It’s not always about how it will affect you Teach
    You really ought to try and get out of your bubble and see what it is like for others to live on this planet

  5. john says:

    Teach “globally averaged” of course means that some places are more and some places less. It is the “more” which we are most worried about. Also of course the rate of global warming in 1901 was much less than it is now, right ? So of course the rise in sea level is also much more than in the early 1900s
    You failed to mention that. Were you trying to deceive us? Or did you just not know that ?
    Not sure how much of the Calculus you remember from prep school or college but the rate of change IS very important dy/dx