The Guardian reported on Friday that a city in China, in the Shaanxi province, is under siege. The culprit? Giant hornets, the size of a human thumb, which are described as "fierce and fast". Its stingers are told to be 6mm in length. Its poison is described as deadly and potent enough to "dissolve human tissue". In its report, the Guardian paints a horrific picture of a healthy, "square-jawed", 40-year-old farmer who was killed by these hornets after he accidentally stepped on a nest. It is told that the farmer suffered kidney and liver failure after the vicious hornets stung him on his arms, legs, head, and neck Though the farmer tried to run away, he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Apparently, stung through his long sleeve shirt and trousers, the farmer was found with two hornets (vespa mandarinia) still inside his trousers when he was brought to the hospital. Unfortunately, as the Guardian reports, over the past three months, these hornets are responsible for killing over 40 people and injuring thousands of others.
After the Guardian tells of this tragic story and scares people with these giant hornet stories, the Guardian then attributes this increase in fatal attacks to.......yes...... you guessed it, "climate change".
"Both locals and experts blame this year's scourge on climate change; the past year has been unusually warm, allowing a high number of hornets to survive the winter."
The problem with this assessment is that in recent months, the world has been informed that "climate change", the phenomenon formerly known as "global warming" is not really taking place.
In fact, as carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, this recent data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, reveals that global temperatures are, in fact, NOT on the rise.
The report states:
"The new data undercut assertions that atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing a global warming crisis."
So, although the giant hornet attacks are certainly very tragic, as human lives have been lost, is this merely another case of climate change scare tactics, or as some night say, another example of Al Gore's "Convenient Lie"?
In fact, for long, weather expert and founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, has challenged this unscientific belief that is spread throughout the globe as though it were settled, scientific fact.