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Future Bleak for Mammals

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#1    Eldorado



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:15 AM

"Mammals could be in for a stormy ride and face a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions, according to a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Scientists have mapped out land mammal populations and combined this with their knowledge of where droughts and cyclones are most likely to occur around the globe."

"In particular, primates, our closest relatives - which are already among the most endangered mammals in the world - are thought to be especially at risk.

Over 90 per cent of black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) and Yucatan spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis) known habitats have been damaged by cyclones in the past, and studies have documented ways they are able to adapt to the detrimental effects of these natural disasters."
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

From the article; "In Madagascar, entire known populations of the western woolly lemur (Avahi occidentalis) and the golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus) have been exposed to both cyclones and drought

Hmm, I think I know why these mammals are exposed, over 90% of Madagascar has been deforested in the last 100 years (see Haiti). This is not caused by extreme weather or global climate change, it was caused by humans with a lack of foresight.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

Sad.. :no:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Tough break, mammals. Good thing humans aren't mammals... oh... wait.

Well, it was a good run. We didn't last as long as the dinosaurs, but they weren't able to develop technology that would allow them to actively participate in their own demise. I call that a win.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:24 AM

Just wait this will finally have a impact on humans too.  The animals are just going to be the first to go.

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