Saturday, September 09, 2006

Back to the dinosaur age 10 Chicchan 18 Mol
Lately it seems like this blog is turning into a "global warming" (I type "warning" at first, what a Freudian slip) blog. That's not my intent. It's just what I've been seeing. I've put some stuff on my other blog too, about mass animal extinction.
Source. Global warming over the coming century could mean a return of temperatures last seen in the age of the dinosaur and lead to the extinction of up to half of all species....Not only will carbon dioxide levels be at the highest levels for 24 million years, but global average temperatures will be higher than for up to 10 million years...Between 10 and 99 percent of species will be faced with atmospheric conditions that last existed before they evolved, and as a result from 10-50 percent of them could disappear....Scientific observations had already found that -- as predicted by the climate models -- 80 percent of species had already begun moving their traditional territorial ranges in response to the changing climatic conditions....Not only had the animals, birds and insects started to react, but there was evidence vegetation was also on the move.Not only would some species simply find no suitable space to live anymore, but there would be confrontations with invasive species being forced to move their territory. This would produce not just wipe-outs but species' mixtures never seen before.
Makes me think of the polar bear/grizzly bear hybrid killed a few months ago. Maybe that's what will happen to the poor polar bears, they will mate with grizzlies and survive that way.

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