Another extreme COLD weather events that is caused by global warming, as models predict.
"The blame lies, at least indirectly
, with a mass of Antarctic air that settled over the Southern Cone of South America for most of July. The prolonged cold snap has also been linked to the deaths of at least 550 penguins along the coasts of Brazil and thousands of cattle in Paraguay and Brazil, as well as hundreds of people in the region.
Water temperatures in Bolivian rivers that normally register about 15 ˚C during the day fell to as low as 4 ˚C."
Why indirectly and not directly? Oh, because they can speculate this.
"With such extreme climatic events potentially becoming more common due to climate change, scientists are hurrying to coordinate research into the impact, and how quickly the ecosystem is likely to recover."
"We hope to secure financing for these studies to find out why the fish are dying," he says. With luck, and money, these will start in October."
Headline - CLIMATE CHANGE FREEZES 550 PENGUINS