Friday, April 29, 2011

Spiders and Stupid Science

America's Most Feared Spider to Expand Reign Over North America "If the projections are correct, by 2080, perhaps only 5 percent of the spider's current range — which extends from Kansas across to Kentucky and from Texas across to Georgia, including the states in between — would remain suitable for it. However, climate change could make portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Nebraska and South Dakota habitable to the spiders."

Let's take a look at that statement again. This is typical of environmentalist scientists:

"IF the PROJECTIONS are correct, by 2080, PERHAPS only 5 percent of the spider's current range...would remain suitable for it. However, climate change could make portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Nebraska and South Dakota habitable to the spiders."

So let me get this straight: You are using projections that may or may not be correct made from an unproven and inaccurate climate model, to predict what conditions will be like almost a century from now, all because you want to know where a spider's habitat may or may not relocate to? And it took you 4 1/2 years to come up with this conclusion?

Who is paying for this? I'd like to have a word with them.