Despite the warmenist theories of noted marine biologist Barbra Streisand – “They’re lying, while the globe is frying, and the fishes are dying in the world” – fish are actually dying because it’s too cold:
Thousands of dead tropical fish – some more than a metre long – [are] floating to the surface of Lake Moondarra, Mount Isa’s main water supply.
Authorities are blaming Queensland’s big chill [for] the mass fish deaths …
The cold snap affecting the whole state has seen the mercury drop to as low as 3.2C in Mount Isa this month. And the fish deaths have forced authorities to grapple with another unwanted problem: disposing of the carcasses.
(Via Ed Driscoll and Allan J.)
NOTE: In the Courier-Mail’s uncorrected copy, the line reads: “Authorities are blaming Queensland’s big chill on the mass fish deaths.” Fish cause coldening!
UPDATE. Blue State Sil: “Of course fish cause coldening. You’ve heard of ice fishing, haven’t you? Well, when you go ice fishing, you catch ice fish. Bringing ice fish out of the water causes them to go into Super-Duper Coldening Mode as they attempt to chill their immediate environment. It’s a survival mechanism. Unfortunately, what is a helpful adaptation underwater results in nothing but chaos in the air. I know all this because the voices in my head told me so, and I’ve never known them to dispense anything but absolute truthiness.”