I think this is a classic example of conspiracist psychology, as we were discussing in another thread.
1. Notice something you never saw before. 2. Assume it's new, because it's new to YOU. 3. Assume that it's because of (whatever conspiracy or boogeyman you worry about most), without doing any further research.
I remember at a park hearing someone say, "See that goose with the contorted neck, making that funny hissing sound? It's doing that because it's sick, due to the pollution around here." No, it's actually doing a pretty standard goose threat displa... oh, you got bitten? It was trying its best to tell you to back off.
Or "you know how it seems warmer than it did before, and there seem to be a lot more hurricanes? Yeah, that's because carbon emissions from our cars and power plants are heating up the Earth and if we don't stop burning fossil fuels right away it will get way worse. In fact it may already be too late."
'How shall a man judge what to do in such times?' 'As he ever has judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves, and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.'