One Flew over the CRUcoo’s Nest

“Snork” does not disappoint: (the title is his):

There’s no shortage of strange and bizarre journalism these days, and some of the strangest is from the strange and weird British Guardian. But this one is a real brain twister:

Peru’s mountain people face fight for survival in a bitter winter

So far, we have a story about unusually cold weather. Nothing surprising about that, there’s been a lot of that lately. So we have this rather dramatic paragraph:

The few hundred people who live here are hardened to poverty and months of sub-zero temperatures during the long winter. But, for the fourth year running, the cold came early. First their animals and now their children are dying and in such escalating numbers that many fear that life in the village may be rapidly approaching an end.

A bit melodramatic perhaps, but it follows from the headline. Now we get the totally unsupported statement:

In a world growing ever hotter, Huancavelica is an anomaly. These communities, living at the edge of what is possible, face extinction because of increasingly cold conditions in their own microclimate, which may have been altered by the rapid melting of the glaciers.

WTF? May have? No sources cited, just “may have”. The Loch Ness monster “may have” eaten my tighty whiteys, but they’re probably in the laundry. Their readers will eat orangutan crap up with a spoon if the venerable Al-Guardian feeds it to them.

Read the rest.


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