The Penguin Strikes Back

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

Well, once again we’ve proven that Mark Twain was right when he observed that “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” … but the response time of the truth is getting better. Three days ago guest author Eric Worrall, in a post called Chris Turney: Penguins Don’t Migrate, they’re dying!,  highlighted the claims of the oft-wrong-but-never-uncertain Chris Turney, the leader of the Ship of Fools antarctic expedition. Turney claimed that 140,000 penguins had been killed by climate change. However, since then the penguin forces of science have mustered to defeat his defeatism.

penguin star warsFigure 1. Proof that if you google it, they will come. This was “penguin” plus “storm trooper” … Image Source 

I say the response time of the truth is getting better because a mere three days later, Discover Magazine says fugeddaboudit ……

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