Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Prehistoric Climate Change

Baby Mammoth Discovery Unveiled
A baby mammoth unearthed in the permafrost of north-west Siberia could be the best preserved specimen of its type, scientists have said.
Wonderful. At the end of the article you find this:
Mammoths first appeared in the Pliocene Epoch, 4.8 million years ago.

What caused their widespread disappearance at the end of the last Ice Age remains unclear; but
climate change, overkill by human hunters, or a combination of both could have been to blame.
What? Do my eyes deceive me? Climate change do they say?

But, but, but how could that have happened way back then without fossil fuels being burned or evil Republicans in the White House to casue it? There must have been some real monster SUV's those cavemen were driving back then.

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