A clearly biased study in the notorious left-wing journal Nature claims that marine phytoplankton are in retreat, and that the decline is related to climate change. Somehow, we are supposed to be worried by that. But just what the heck are these phytoplankton? They are very very tiny algae – typically their size is measured in micrometers. Which leads to the first question: just how did they count them? If they are so small, there must be really a lot of them, so there is no way that the researchers could have counted them all. And in order to claim that there is a decline in their numbers, they would need to count them several times. That is impossible! And what connection could this alleged decline have to climate change? The climate is not changing, only naturally. It is obvious to the informed reader that the whole paper is bogus. I don’t believe their results. The paper would never have managed to pass through the rigorous standards of peer review applied in blog science.
But the madness does not end there. Here are some pictures of phytoplankton (from NASA).
They look like some kind of freaky aliens! I wonder if all the eco-fascists lamenting their decline really know that they look like this? You bet they believe the phytoplankton look like tiny cuddly bunnies! The truth is not so pleasant. One of the most common kinds of phytoplankton is called the dinoflagellates, which is Latin for “terrible whip”. I certainly don’t want to get those things into my swim trunks and near my reproductive organs when I go for a swim in the ocean. The less of them the better, I say. But it is so typical of the enviro-nazis to care more about some weird-looking microscopic plants than about humans like me.
Philosophum non facit barba.