Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Morons on the Human team

This is an example of why Jim Taranto of the Wall Street Journal didn't graduate from our alma mater, CSUN.
LiveScience.com, meanwhile, reports that the climate was changing millennia before the Industrial Age: Humans may have struck the final blow that killed the woolly-mammoth, but climate change seems to have played a major part in setting up the end-game, according to a new study. . . .
Scientists have long debated what finally drove the furry beasts over the edge. Researchers led by David Nogues-Bravo of the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Spain used models of the climate, as well as models of woolly-mammoth and human populations, to study the relative importance of various factors leading to the mammals' demise. . . .
The team found that the brunt of the damage done to mammoths was due to Earth's warming weather around 8,000 to 6,000 years ago. Since Earth was coming out of a glacial period at that time, temperatures were climbing and recasting the planet's landscape, and the mammoth's preferred habitat, steppe tundra, was vastly reduced.
As far as we know, no one worried about climate change back then. They were too busy worrying about getting trampled by mammoths.

Remedial Math
Oops. Do we need to know what HE thinks is remedial?

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