Climate Science ‘jumps the shark’ – Sharks hunting ability ‘destroyed’ due to higher CO2

Next will be how ocean acidification and increasing CO2 lead to…. Sharknado!

Watts Up With That?

From the ‘Carbon Dioxide, is there anything it can’t destroy?’ department and the University of Adelaide’s department of science fiction, comes this laughable press release. Let’s see, sharks have been around for about 450 million years, and in that time the planet has been significantly warmer than today, and has had far higher CO2 levels than today during that time. Somehow, sharks managed to cope with that. And of course, this isn’t an in situ study of sharks hunting ability, noooo, it’s sharks in a tank with prey thrown in while these clowns jacked around with CO2 levels in the water. Studies in captivity are NOT the same as the ocean. Just ask any salt water aquarium owner how difficult it is to keep specimens healthy under even the best aquarium management practice. Even worse, they only studied one kind of shark, yet extrapolate that to all…

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One Response to Climate Science ‘jumps the shark’ – Sharks hunting ability ‘destroyed’ due to higher CO2

  1. umbrarchist says:

    Sharks have been around for 450 million years? Dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. How much evolutionary change occurred in 65 million years? How much are today’s sharks like those that existed 400 million years ago? They may have been shaped like sharks but how different could their sensory organs have been that we have no way of determining after this much time. How rapidly did the CO2 levels change in the past?

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