One day it might even affect us!
Thousands of walrus have appeared on Alaska's northwest coast in what conservationists are calling a dramatic consequence of global warming melting the Arctic sea ice.
It looks to me like animals are shifting their distribution to find prey," said Tim Ragen, executive director of the federal Marine Mammal Commission. "The big question is whether they will be able to find sufficient prey in areas where they are looking."
Deborah Williams - who was an Interior Department special assistant for Alaska under former President Bill Clinton, and who is now president of the nonprofit Alaska Conservation Solutions - said melting of sea ice and its effects on wildlife were never even discussed during her federal service from 1995 to 2000.
And Japan is suffering from giant killer jellyfish:
Since last summer, Japanese waters have been inundated with the massive sea creatures, which can grow 6.5 feet (2 meters) wide and weigh up to 450 pounds (220 kilograms).
By fnord12 | October 8, 2007, 1:38 PM | Liberal Outrage
mebbe the japanese are being punished for their attempts to rewrite history.
[The] Japanese government is now denying, in new high school textbooks, that Okinawans had been coerced by Imperial Army troops into committing mass suicide.
And before this, they were trying to deny wartime sex slaves.
A much better approach would be the one we use in the U.S. Never talk about the horrible things you've done and in time, the citizens themselves will begin to rewrite history for you. This way you don't have to worry about protests. For example, "the founding fathers were devout Christians and those are the principles they founded this country on". That's a good one.
More people should be punished with GIANT JELLYFISH!
i wonder if they're delicious jellyfish. they should just eat them.
"As the research continues, Japanese fishers continue to grapple with another issue: What to do with all the jellyfish they've caught? So far, resourceful anglers have turned their unwanted catch into crab food, fertilizer, and novelty snacks�served dried and salted. "
Oh come on. Japan is always being attacked by a giant something or other. Don't you remember all those documenteries from when you were kids? The ones with the giant fire-breathing lizard, and the smog monster?