Swans Extend Vacation: Global Warming to Blame!

A few hundred swans are a week late returning from their summer vacation, so it must be the fault of Gorebull Worming. Never mind the fact that it (GW) is not happening, the Brits are in a tizzy.

Hundreds of swans due to return to an English nature reserve for the winter are staying put in Siberia because climate change has made the region a warm haven, it emerged today.

Around 300 Bewick’s Swans were expected at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre on October 21, but experts say the Arctic weather is now so warm there is no need to rush back.

In other years the swans have been one or two days late in flying in from their breeding grounds, but the week-long delay is unheard of, Slimbridge revealed.

Staff at Slimbridge have named their favourite swans that return year-after-year. 'Casino', pictured is the oldest, while 'Crinkly' is the most well known

Staff at Slimbridge have named their favourite swans that return year-after-year. ‘Casino’, pictured is the oldest, while ‘Crinkly’ is the most well known

The RSPB said it feared the Bewick’s swans could lose their ‘collective memory’ of where wetlands like Slimbridge are – and be unable to find them again if their Eastern holiday destinations suddenly grow colder.

Slimbridge spokesman Andrew Parker said: ‘It is unusual for this time of year. It has been a lot warmer for a lot longer, not just here but where they have been. They have simply stayed put for longer and there hasn’t been the necessity to come back.

‘It is being put down to climate change – a lot of people don’t necessarily believe in it, but that’s what it is. It is the first year this has occurred, so we will have to see what develops over the coming years.’

Any change in the behavior of anything on this planet is now the fault of “climate change”, aka global warming. It does seem though that the Brits get the vapors a  bit easier than the rest.

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h/t JunkScience

!!UPDATE!! The swans have returned. Tom Nelson has a word or two about it.

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