Climate Crisis (scam): Cold Lizards Falling Out Of Trees In Florida Is Your Fault

My little spies tell me you had an evil cowburger the other day, with fatty french fries and a sugary drink with an evil plastic straw. Hence, lizards are falling from trees

What cold lizards in Miami can tell us about climate change resilience

It was raining iguanas on a sunny morning.

Biologist James Stroud’s phone started buzzing early on Jan. 22. A friend who was bicycling to work past the white sands and palm tree edges of Key Biscayne, an island town south of Miami, sent Stroud a picture of a 2-foot long lizard splayed out on its back. With its feet in the air, the iguana took up most of the sidewalk.

The previous night was south Florida’s coldest in 10 years, at just under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. While most people reached for an extra blanket or a pair of socks, Stroud—a postdoctoral research associate in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis—frantically texted a collaborator:

“Today’s the day to drop everything, go catch some lizards.”

When temperatures go below a critical limit, sleeping lizards lose their grip and fall out of trees. From previous research, Stroud and his colleagues had learned that different types of lizards in Miami can tolerate different low temperatures, ranging from about 46 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, before they are stunned by cold. This  provided a unique opportunity to understand how they are affected by .

They couldn’t possibly be blaming cold on greenhouse gases which make the world warmer, could they? The researchers found that many of the lizards, some with Central and South American roots, have adapted to the cold, but

Regardless of the underlying mechanism, the new study provides a critically important piece of information for understanding the impacts of climate change.

Scientists expect that air temperatures will gradually become warmer under climate change, but also that temperatures will become more chaotic.

Events that spike temperature to extremes—both exceptionally hot and exceptionally cold episodes—will increase in frequency and magnitude. As such, it is important to understand both the effects of gradual, long-term increases in air temperatures as well as the consequences of abrupt, short-term extreme events.

Well, hopefully they do not turn into alligator lizards in the air.

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5 Responses to “Climate Crisis (scam): Cold Lizards Falling Out Of Trees In Florida Is Your Fault”

  1. Hairy says:

    Hurricanes ? Anybody seen any hurricanes this year ?

  2. Est1950 says:

    THIS……is who CNN and MSNBC puts on the air to beat up TRUMP.

    NEVER TRUMPERS and the heads of the LINCOLN PROJECT.

    Rick Wilson: In 2012, Wilson posted to Instagram an image of a Confederate flag-themed cooler emblazoned with “The South Shall Rise Again”. Though Wilson later deleted the post, it resurfaced in 2020 while The Lincoln Project was airing television ads attacking the public display of the Confederate flag, prompting criticism and questions of hypocrisy.

    Gee Imagine that. A RACIST is mad at a QUOTE RACIST TRUMP……!!!!!!!…NO he is mad because TRUMP AINT A RACIST and is embracing Gays, Lesbians, Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Asians because unlike every president before him his policies help everyone EXCEPT THE MEGA RICH.

    George T. Conway is the husband of Kellyanne Conway; who was the campaign manager of President Donald Trump in his election campaign. But this is not his only identity. He is a well-known and reputed lawyer working in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1998. Now, he is also one of the partners in the firm.

    Not without precedent. Bill Clinton’s campaign director was married to a Republican campaign Director. That is the swamp folks. That is DC politics. The fact these people can attack each other in public and then sleep together at night tells you all you need to know about the Lincoln Project and DC politics.

    Perhaps the biggest douche bag of them all is this guy:

    Stephen Edward Schmidt: He is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain. He is best known for pushing McCain to select Sarah Palin as his running mate, which McCain came to regret. He specialized in “message development and strategy”.

    His latest quote on whatever rag has him trashing trump?……. The Hunter Biden story is “OBVIOUSLY NOT CREDIBLE BEING PUSHED BY EXQUISITE SCUMBAGS” A real genuine conservative huh folks? This guys oozes anger that after the primaries in 2016 no one in the GOP wanted him anymore. He lost his meal ticket.

    Schmidt was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain.[6] He was a Vice Chair at the public relations firm Edelman until he stepped down in July 2018.

    In June 2018, Schmidt renounced the Republican Party as “fully the party of Trump”.[9] He is a founder of The Lincoln Project, a political action committee of lifelong Republican strategists seeking to prevent Trump’s reelection.[10]

    John Weaver is a co-founder of The Lincoln Project. He is a political consultant with years of experience including serving as a political strategist for George H.W. Bush in 1988 and 1992, and overseeing Senator John McCain’s political operations from 1997 to 2007. Weaver also served as chief strategist for Republican John Kasich’s campaign race in 2016.

    Notice once again how the hierarchy of the BUSHES keeps popping up in this Project. Daddy Bush who went to war in KUWAIT against IRAQ and then Son Bush went to war against Afghanistan and Iraq and then worked for McCain who traveled the world selling weapons to half the country for the MIC.

    Then of course we know how deranged Kasich became. Hell Trump went after Cruz harder than he did Kasich but Kasich became mentally unwell and Cruz is a front runner in my mind for 2024 having toned down his rhetoric while continuing to be the firebrand he has always been.

    In 2016 I did not like Cruz. In 2020 I think he has evolved into a first class POL for the GOP and will become the front runner going into 2024. Hopefully we don’t make the mistake of having more war mongers like BUSH the THIRD win the nomination and undo a GOP party that is making giant strides in remaining relevant in the foreseeable future.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    On the subject of lizards…


  4. Professor Hale says:

    Can’t we just knit them some sweaters?

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