Another day brings with it another hot take about what man-made climate change is causing to happen (and notice the headline indicates it is happening NOW):
— Live Science (@LiveScience) December 7, 2018
Actual headline: "Climate Change Is Making Sharks Right-Handed" https://t.co/1mMixhHn8E
— Tom Nelson (@tan123) December 7, 2018
That’s what we thought it said.
But here’s the good news:
Good thing you can still jump them. https://t.co/77BufMhSmx
— John Groves (@jfgroves) December 8, 2018
SO true! You’ll notice the title says climate change “is causing” changes in sharks. But in fact the story says the simulations of what some scientists think is going to happen is what’s causing changes:
Australian scientists went snorkeling for shark eggs, then incubated those eggs in a special tank designed to simulate the hot, end-of-century temperatures expected to prevail if climate change continues unabated. Half of the sharks died within a month. The other half became right-handed.
So in summary…
Accurate Title: Macquarie Uni biologists put some shark eggs in warm water and count how many times the offspring 'turn right'.
— Alexandra Marshall (@ellymelly) December 8, 2018
We’re dangerously close to being labeled as climate change-induced right-handed shark deniers, aren’t we?
Small sample size, and based on “projected” temperature change, which none of models have able to accurately predict
— Bill Bucky (@billbucklley) December 8, 2018
Other than that, watch out for the right-handed sharks the next time you go swimming in the ocean.
I'm starting to get the feeling that science has peaked.
— njspeer (@njspeer) December 8, 2018
We probably haven’t seen anything yet!