‘Climate Change’ Could Make Warmists Dumber, Study Says

OK, OK, the study is about bearded dragons. Might as well be about Warmists

Climate change could be making lizards less intelligent, finds study

Exposing lizard eggs to warmer temperatures during incubation makes the individuals that hatch from those eggs less intelligent, according to new research.

Bearded dragons, a popular pet species, are surprisingly smart reptiles, but this study suggests that their brainpower could be threatened by global warming.

To investigate the effects of heat on intelligence, scientists at the University of Lincoln incubated a clutch of bearded dragon eggs at the elevated temperature of 30°C, while keeping another clutch incubated at the more normal temperature of 27°C.

So, they artificially increased the temperature well beyond what has actually happened since 1850, which is a .9 to 1.0 Celsius increase. Anyhow, they raised the dragons, then tested them, and claim that the ones from the warmer egg clutch took longer to perform the tasks.

Intelligence is a useful attribute. If it is threatened by climate change, then so too is the survival of these reptiles.

In Warmist World, everything is threatened by Hotcoldwetdry. Now they just have to prove that it is mostly/solely caused by Mankind.

Jo Nova points out that this “study” involved 13 eggs from the same clutch being split in two. Not much of a survey sample. She also has a fun graphic noting that the Bearded Dragons must have been genius’ during the last ice age.

James Dellingpole is also making fun of this climahysteric study. Because it is mock-worthy. They could do one on Warmists, but, then, we see real world examples of this idiocy daily.

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8 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Could Make Warmists Dumber, Study Says”

  1. McGehee says:

    Intelligence is a useful attribute.

    From what I’ve seen of many on the left, including climate alarmists, this could be heresy in their eyes.

  2. Jeffery says:

    And now it all makes sense. This finding that warmer temperatures make folks dumber explains the election of tRump. Let’s be honest, study after study demonstrate that Cons have few IQ points to spare before their “intelligence” descends into the danger zone.

    • mr. deplorable says:

      jeffery is a racist, supports FGM, and also supported odummer trained, armed and paid Syrian death squads (rebels) that raped and murdered countless Syrian women and girls. I’d say it was you with the IQ problem squidstick.

  3. Jeffery says:

    The paper:

    Incubation environment impacts the social cognition of adult lizards
    Harry Siviter, D. Charles Deeming, M. F. T. van Giezen, Anna Wilkinson
    Published 22 November 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170742

    Money quote from the abstract:

    Incubation temperature did not influence the gaze following ability of the bearded dragons; however, lizards incubated at colder temperatures were quicker at learning a social task and faster at completing that task. These results are the first to show that egg incubation temperature influences the social cognitive abilities of an oviparous reptile species and that it does so differentially depending on the task.

    Did the data support their conclusion? Yes, within the limits of sample size. Does it mean that global warming is causing humans to be less intelligent… of course not. The meme is a creation of headline writers trying to sell ad space on their websites and papers.

  4. Jeffery says:

    LOL. We thought that Jo Nova or James Delingpole, two typists whom one could reasonably assume are suffering from heat-induced dumbness, would actually offer a scientific critique of the scientific paper.

    But no, they each just ridiculed the paper. From Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

    Science Deniers are the new radicals.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    They don’t get any dumber than the little guy.

  6. mr. deplorable says:

    So as jeffery mentioned this would explain Monica’s boyfriends wife’s getting any votes.

  7. Jl says:

    “Make warmists dumber.” Nope. Impossible

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