We’ve got Armadillos in our trousers. It’s really quite frightening.
– Nigel Tufnel Spinal Tap
In 1974, climatologists reported a steady global cooling trend since WWII and retreat of Armadillos from Nebraska.
NASA now shows no post WWII global cooling, and 1973 as the hottest year since 1880
Armadillos didn’t return to Nebraska until about a decade ago.
By 1995, the species had become well established in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, and had been sighted as far afield as Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. A decade later, the armadillo had become established in all of those areas and continued its migration, being sighted as far north as southern Nebraska, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana.
So how did government scientists make armadillos disappear from WWII Nebraska? They simply cooled Nebraska’s past by 1,5 degrees and warmed the present by 1.0 degrees.