Climate Change and Extinction

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A common rebuttal to the current concern regarding the observed climate changes that are upon us is “Oh but the climate is always changing, this is nothing new, it has been worse in the past“. There is nothing “natural” about what is currently being measured and observed, we know with a high degree of certainty … Read moreClimate Change and Extinction

Climate Change Response – Mass Extinction in Rainforest

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The diversity of life within Puerto Rico’s Luquillo rainforest has been measured over meany decades. A new study reveals that when recent measurements are compared with measurements acquired during the 1970s the results are truly shocking. It is not a “Oh that’s interesting” moment, but rather is an “Oh shit” moment. Terms such as “Alarming” or … Read moreClimate Change Response – Mass Extinction in Rainforest

New Study Reveals Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

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Mammal extinction is not simply something from the dim and distant past. In 1680 Sir Ewen Cameron killed the last Scottish Wolf in Killiecrankie (Perthshire). In 1786, the last wolf was killed in Ireland. So what other mammals once existed in the British Isles and when did they go extinct? Here is a brief list (culled from here) … Read moreNew Study Reveals Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction