It’s November, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind“, I’ve appended multiple recent accounts below to support it.
The theses laid out in this thread are not complex. And, as my analysis of them deepens over time, we’re seeing the same trends, and the same propaganda techniques deployed to rebut them, regardless of the niche area. In this case, it’s Alligators.
We’ve studied the rapid increase in record-size fish, all over the world, and also the formulaic downplaying of those records.
Here, in the case of Alligators, same tactic:
“5-foot, 1,011.5-pound gator…the current record is a 14.8-foot, 880-pound alligator taken near Lufkin, Texas in 2008.”
We’re fortunate that the story gives us the old record, because many of the fish records formulaically exclude even that, to avoid bringing any further attention to the unprecedented change we’re seeing in the natural world. But they carefully withhold the percentage of the new record over the old, as it would go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math. It’s 15% larger than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins.
August 31, 2015 – Record breaking 14-foot-long alligator caught in Mississippi
An alligator that was 14 feet, one-quarter-inch long and weighing 826 pounds broke Mississippi records that other alligators had set earlier that day for length and weight. Earlier Saturday, Flynt had certified an 822-pound gator as the heaviest and a 13-foot-7-and-three-quarter-inch specimen as the longest ever caught in the state.
(broken twice in one day – ed)
August 30, 2016 – Monster alligator caught in Mississippi breaks record
Tiffany Wienke caught an alligator that measured nearly 14 feet and weighed 686 pounds. It’s one eighty of an inch longer than the previous record. If the 723 pound record from 2013, above, is most recent,
January 17, 2017 – Monster Alligator Spotted In Florida Could Set New Record – Forbes
An alligator spotted at a nature preserve in Florida is big enough to make you think dinosaurs never went extinct,
August 29, 2017 – Mississippi Alligator Sets State Record For Biggest Caught
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) says the enormous gator measured in at 14 feet, 3/4 of an inch long. It beat out the old state record by a mere half-inch. The massive reptile also weighed in at 766 pounds; or about the same weight as four average grown men.
October 2, 2017 – They caught a world-record gator in Alabama
A…15-foot, 1,011.5-pound gator…
The worldwide media have focused their attention on the gator, as it is a contender for the world record American alligator. The current record is a 14.8-foot, 880-pound alligator taken near Lufkin, Texas in 2008.
(Provides the numbers of the old and new records, but carefully withholds the percentage, as printing it would be much more impactful. So I had to do the math. 880 to 1,011.5 pounds is 15% larger than the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins. – ed)