Despite posited ‘threats of extinctions caused by global warming’, 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014

Despite posited ‘threats of extinctions caused by global warming’, 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014″ (2014-12-29). Hello again! Idling at home over the holidays my curious fingers couldn’t resist Anthony Watts’ latest gum-flapper, a grotesque and deliberate misreading of a California Academy of Sciences press release (which Anthony didn’t bother linking to).

According to biology idiot savant Anthony Watts (you know where the emphasis lies), we shouldn’t care if species are going extinct because we’re finding news ones so fast it doesn’t matter!

Also, some of them ain’t going extinct because of global warming like them lyin’ scientists say because their tiny heads ain’t been found crushed under actual lumps of coal.

The true question here is whether Anthony understands that the rate of species discovery and the rate of species extinction are almost entirely unrelated. Is he too stupid to know this, or is he just playing his readers again? The rate of extinction has skyrocketed since the industrial age, but that got nuthin’ to do with us I guess.

6 thoughts on “Despite posited ‘threats of extinctions caused by global warming’, 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014

  1. Do his readers really believe this stuff? It is so unlikely I will have to go to WUWT to read it for myself. Damn …

    • Oh you know that most of them go there to grab little quotes to add to their collection of throw away “gotchas”. This one is particularly inane but not beyond the average idiot denier using it. I’ve heard more stupid from some of them.

  2. In other news: palaeontologists have described 20 new species of Cretaceous dinosaur, therefore the KT mass extinction never happened.

    [Also the KT Extinction gave us fluffy, fluffy, birds so climate change, which isn’t happening, is good! – Ben]

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