Friday, July 24, 2015

Rapid Mammoth Extinction Due to Warming Earth

via - LiveScience
"This study is a bit of a wake-up call," said Eline Lorenzen, an assistant professor of paleogenetics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. "Here we have empirical evidence — based on data from a lot of species — that rapid climate warming has profoundly impacted megafauna communities, negatively, during the past 50,000 years.
"It doesn't bode well for the future survival of the world's megafauna populations," she said.
Read the study, here.

As lamented in our last Squatcher's Lounge Podcast, there are grim implications to climate change - anthropogenic, or otherwise.

The good news, however, is that humans were likely not the only culprit of this extinction.

Read the full article, here.


  1. I know man did have a small part in killing off the Mammoths, they dug up the bones of one near Sequim that had a stone tip still stuck in it. I will see if I can find the article on it and share it with you.

  2. Actually it was a bone point used, sorry about that.