i'd buy the fireworks bit if this happened on the 4th of july, when it's warm and birds are most active.
i'd buy the cold snap for killing the fish if it didn't get cold EVERY WINTER.
how stupid do they think we are?
probably best not to answer that. i don't know what to believe, but those 2 explanations are FULL of holes.
i do believe that we'll be told not to panic right up until the time when it's already too late. not saying that's the case here, but nobody knew just how close we were to all getting vaporized during the cuban missile crisis for example, simply because of the mass hysteria it would have sparked.
maybe i watch too much tv. maybe i don't watch enough. who knows????