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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:38 am 
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/1 ... 3%7C104851

WASHINGTON -- From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water.

But other experts say that conclusion goes too far, blaming global warming for what may be natural changes.

The new research was published online Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. It's based on a review of other studies and found that 38 of 85 animal and plant species showed a documented reduction in size over decades, including a type of Scottish sheep that is 5 percent smaller than in 1985. Those studies looked at species over different time periods and in varying numbers.

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Global warming is at fault for the extinction of the dinosaurs. The K-T boundary in the fossil record is Al Gore's first attempt at the internet.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Leonel wrote:
Global warming is at fault for the extinction of the dinosaurs. The K-T boundary in the fossil record is Al Gore's first attempt at the internet.

What a slopehead! :razz: :razz:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Leonel wrote:
Global warming is at fault for the extinction of the dinosaurs. The K-T boundary in the fossil record is Al Gore's first attempt at the internet.


Actually that event was due to climate change probably caused by an impact by a large body from space. There have been more instances of climate change induced extinctions, including a warming event

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I'm one of the few hold-outs that while the asteroid did horrendious damage; dinosaurs were already on the way out and had been for millions of years. As that one dino-researcher named Baker said "Dinosaurs died from a belly-ache."


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