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Chicken Little, meet Turkey Lurkey

Facts are stubborn things, aren't they?  They interfere with the narrative. In Dave Henderson's "Outdoors" column at the Ithaca Journal:

The "experts" are out in force, telling me that turkey hunting is slow this year because the mild spring weather got the breeding started early and the birds were all done before the opening of the season.

See? There's global warming climate change for ya—even you bitter gun-clingers have to admit it now.

Not exactly. Those pesky facts keep getting in the way.

Sorry Bubba, but the folks who actually know about this sort of thing say it ain't so.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission, using a radio telemetry study of hen turkeys, found that the birds didn't begin incubating nests any earlier this year than in the previous two years.
 
In fact, Pennsylvania has been comparing notes to data collected in the 1950s and 1960s to see if today's birds are nesting earlier, and they aren't. The average date of nest incubation remains around the first week of May.
 
If that is so, then why are gobblers so hard to come by this spring?
 
Because there simply are not as many out there as there used to be.
 
The 2011 spring kill of 18,700 gobblers was down 27 percent from the 2010 kill and well below the previous 10-year average of 32,800. Last fall's kill of 4,243 was about half the 2010 fall kill and well below the 5-year average of 9,800 birds. These are the lowest figures since the mid-1980s.
 
The population was on a down slide for a couple of years when a disastrous 2009 nesting season devastated things. It may take 4-5 years of good nesting springs to recover.
And hunters are a patient lot.
 

The NoisyRoom mouths off

I don't usually reproduce posts from other blogs in their entirety, but this one is so good I didn't think excerpting it did it justice.  Here ya go, at the NoisyRoom, "Bad Dreams in the Night":

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton


A terrifying new concept has recently reemerged in the global climatology fight and the clarion call is heralded by a book that Zombie just readThe Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age.

So, let me get this straight… In the 1970′s, we were all going to freeze to death in a new ice age. In the 2000′s, we were going to be baked alive because of global warming. Now – old is new again and we are going to freeze to death once more. Oh, for crap’s sake, make up your minds, why don’t ya? More death, death, doom and death. How trite.

Just another ploy to spread global Marxism – we just HAVE TO do the following (rinse, repeat and gag):

  • Increase our reliance on alternative energy sources and stop using so much oil and other carbon-based fuels;
  • Adopt energy-efficient practices in all aspects of our lives, however inconvenient;
  • Impose punitive taxes on inefficient or polluting activities to discourage them;
  • Funnel large sums of money from developed nations like the U.S. to Third World nations;
  • In general embrace all environmental causes.

Sound familiar? Al Gore rides again in perpetuity evidently and has mated in an unholy alliance with Cass Sunstein and Progressives worldwide to force us into one global collective hell. Not surprised in the least. Zombie’s view of the whole scenario says it best:

In order to weaken and eventually destroy the existing industrialized nations, we must devise an ecological “crisis” so severe that only voluntary economic suicide can solve it; and if this first crisis doesn’t materialize as planned, then devise another, and another, even if they flatly contradict our previous claims.

These elitists will not stop until they have a crisis that we all must submit to so they can have their way with us and grab the power and fortune they have dreamed of, while putting the riffraff worldwide in their place as subjugates once and for all. A New World Order of slaves and a ruling class – ride the Wayback Machine to medieval times, only on steroids with a heaping side of eugenics for all.

Read Zombie’s latest: The Coming of the New Ice Age: End of the Global Warming Era? Bad dreams in the night of a purposely created disaster/emergency to force Americans to their knees, haunts me on a nightly basis. You can only look at evil so long before it takes its toll.

 

The science is settled: "crickets chirping" edition

At Hot Air:

David Evans is a scientist. He has also worked in the heart of the AGW machine.  He consulted full-time for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, and part-time 2008 to 2010, modeling Australia’s carbon in plants, debris, mulch, soils, and forestry and agricultural products. He has six university degrees, including a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University...

And now David Evans says

The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings...The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the gravy train was too big, with too many jobs, industries, trading profits, political careers, and the possibility of world government and total control riding on the outcome...

Read the rest.

And in lamestream, Soros-funded newsrooms everywhere, the sound of reportage you hear on this and similar stories is...OK, cue the crickets.  Go ahead, click on the hot link.  Maybe you'll find it soothing.

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