If climate change happens then the biodiversity of Antarctica is in danger. It’s funny how climate scientists twist themselves into knots to come with scary stories that at least sound like they make any sense. The problem is that the general public has abandoned the topic. So many scare stories never happened that the people are tired of it.
Let’s have a look at the latest attempt. “Areas of Antarctica that are permanently without ice could increase by up to 25 per cent ” Could, if there would be climate change. Have you noticed that climate scientists nowadays always talk in hypotheses? It could happen, it might happen. It’s a bit hard to say that it will happen when you know that the earth is cooling down, admitted by their own IPCC. “a worst-case climate change scenario.” I suppose that’s a scenario that the climate scientsts themselves have made.
“Any expansion of ice-free areas could have serious implications for biodiversity” That’s another “could”. The ice could disappear and this could have bad consequences. Somehow it doesn’t sound very convincing. “so dispersal may increase and things might start to interact”. It’s becoming funny, for here we have a may and a might. It sounds like mr. Terauds just makes wild guesses. “this creates more potential habitat for non-native species,” Potential. So that doesn’t mean it will happen, even if the ice would disappear. It’s just a theory. Species usually are not so eager to migrate to places where they shouldn’t be and where they will have to fight for a place with native species. Non-native species are usually introduced by humans. Oops! There’s a big hole in the theory.
“Scientists predict the Antarctic Peninsula will be the hardest hit by ice melt.” Here I see a serious problem. So far the predictions of climate scientists have been very consistently wrong. So there is absolutely no reason to believe them this time. “it was the region already most affected by climate change.” I don’t know the details of Antarctic geography, but I do know that the ice masses there grow and melt all the time. When one area is losing ice another area is growing and during the last few years the total ice mass has increased. So obviously one part is affected by climate change and the other areas are not. I would like to hear an explanation for this.
“The scientists said reducing global carbon emissions would help arrest the rate of ice melt in Antarctica.” This is such an old, worn out story that it’s becoming very boring. Besides as is generally known, there is no ice melt in Antarctica. The nett ice mass is growing, which is to be expected when the worldwide temperatures are going down. It’s funny how climate scientists miss such things. That in itself already shows that they have no idea what they are talking about. Unless they ignore it of course, which would show that they are just frauds. Either way I don’t think anyone should believe them.
“It is the first time scientists have looked at the effect of climate change on Antarctic biodiversity.” Well, you must do something when all other theories keep going wrong. There is a limit to how often you can come with the same scare stories. “research has focused on how melting ice will contribute to global sea level rises.” That’s the kind of worn-out scare stories that I mean. For decades we have heard stories about rising sea levels and floods, but so far the sea has not risen with even one centimeter. It makes it a bit hard to keep repeating that story without making a complete fool of yourself.
“The study was published today in the journal Nature.” I don’t know what kind of journal this is, but if this kind of “research” is an indication of the level of science in the journal, then I hope that no paper is wasted to print it. This is not science. It’s pure fiction and of a very poor quality. Writing the same kind of story again and again doesn’t work for any fiction writer. And it most definitely doesn’t work for climate fantasy fiction.