Cold Florida weather killing manatees
2010 has been a terrible year for Florida manatees–699 of them have died according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Of the 699 deaths, 244 have been attributed to cold weather.
“We are very concerned about the unusually high number of manatee deaths this year,” Gil McRae, the director of the institute, said in a statement. “The cold-related deaths this past winter emphasize the importance of warm weather habitat to the Florida manatee.” (Reuters)
Maybe those crazy global warming nuts will now see that their tree hugging socialist agenda is killing the graceful manatee. I seriously hope they don’t try to point out that the proper term is ‘climate change’ and that cold Florida winters are in fact the result of ‘global warming’. What we need now is more cars on Florida streets. It’s the only way to save the manatee.