That's 107.6 degree Farenheit! Enough to denature the proteins of most mammals after an extended period of exposure.
I'm extremely dubious that these temperatures have any cause comnected with so called "Global Warming." Sounds more like some scientists plugged in some local heat lamps to cook their data (and the bats).
Is it possible that scientists were not paying any attention prior to 1994 and that there may have been many episodes which were overlooked and never recorded? The phrase "anecdotal evidence" suggest that no rigorous studies had been conducted before that time. So, it's possible (probable?) that this is a case of skewed data, i.e. finding only the data to support the conclusion you wish to reach. Is this supposed to be peer-reviewed science?!
Scott, Durham, NC, USA
The bats in Lewis Smith's belfry would die too if he was exposed to temperatures of 42 degrees for a relatively short time.
This typical global warming alarmist report gives no indication of where the "mass deaths" took place In Australia.
For example, here in Adelaide temperatures of 42 are not uncommon and I must say that watching bats falling out of trees is as much a rarity as seeing kangaroos hopping down the main street.
Gordon Hastings, Adelaide, South Australia
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