Okay, here’s how much of what calls itself science works today:
1) Find a change in something
2) Say it could be caused by global warming
3) Get more funding
4) Let people ask critical questions
5) Get tenure to protect you from that criticism
Today’s textbook example comes from the Washington Post, in an article, “Large ‘dead zones’, oxygen depeleted water, likely because of climate change”.
This is bad. According to The Post, the authors of newly minted article in Global Change Biology, say,
As global temperatures warm, they will create conditions such as rain [!], wind and sea-level rise that will cause dead zones throughout the world to intensify and grow…
Dead zones are (sometimes) large regions of hypoxic seawater that appear every summer. Because of their seasonality, obviously global warming is making them worse, right? (see 2) above) Or is it due to the fact that, on the average, humans are flushing more agricultural nitrates into the ocean as we produce ever more food? So the nitrates fertilize the ocean, algae bloom and die, bacteria decompose them and in the process, water becomes hypoxic, and fish die.