Thursday, February 23, 2006

Somehow this doesn't surprise me at all....

According to a Dutch University Professor, humans wiped out Mammoth and other extinct species.
Although it's not yet proven, if we look at Humans' trayectory on this issue, I don't doubt it one bit

Humans were responsible for the extinction of species such as the mammoth, cave lion and Irish elk, Professor Theunis Piersma of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen said on Wednesday. It is often claimed these animals died out as a result of climate change but the professor said humans wiped them out.

1 Comments:

Blogger sp said...

just found your blog via VeganFreaks. Glad to have found it for another global perspective.

Humans and climate change are intertwined. Whatever the reason for them being wiped out, humans will ultimately be responsible.

I have also read that it is possible that there are hundreds of species that we never even know to exist because they disappear before they are even recorded. The problem here is that there is very little funding for a scientist who wants to study in the area of taxonomy.

On a positive note, some species thought to be extinct have resurfaced. An example would be the Elephant seal. It was hunted to extinction in the late 1800s. Any few that anyone came across were killed and preserved for science because it was thought that they were the last of their kind. However, they made a comeback and exist again today with very positive numbers.

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