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(UPI)   New findings suggest that early human species were likely driven to extinction by climate change. As luck would have it, we're well on our way to testing that theory   (upi.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
As long as the1%s Martinis have ice in them all is good.
 
4 days ago  
We know this because we've found their SUVs, oil rigs, and coal-burning power plants?
 
4 days ago  
The article is vague enough that I suspect they're referring to the ice age.
 
4 days ago  

FLMountainMan: The article is vague enough that I suspect they're referring to the ice age.


I also thought it was oddly vague about what change they were referring to. Like the whole article was written based on the title of a paper.
 
4 days ago  
If only they had the Kyoto Protocalls....
 
3 days ago  
So, are they saying there is more than one human species?
 
3 days ago  

dinomyar: So, are they saying there is more than one human species?


What a bunch of homos.
 
3 days ago  
(if that's offensive, please delete, mods.  Thanks.)
 
3 days ago  
Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.
 
3 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.


Yeah, all this shoehorning of climate change into every possible "science" article don't really do much to highlight the seriousness of climate change.  If anything, it makes it easier to dismiss the unprecedented event happening now as some routine event throughout human history.
 
3 days ago  

FLMountainMan: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.

Yeah, all this shoehorning of climate change into every possible "science" article don't really do much to highlight the seriousness of climate change.  If anything, it makes it easier to dismiss the unprecedented event happening now as some routine event throughout human history.

Ryan, some things in here don't react well to words "climate change" and melt
 
3 days ago  

FLMountainMan: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.

Yeah, all this shoehorning of climate change into every possible "science" article don't really do much to highlight the seriousness of climate change.  If anything, it makes it easier to dismiss the unprecedented event happening now as some routine event throughout human history.


Have you ever considered that the climate changes we are seeing are not unprecedented.  Study a bit of geology and you will find evidence that this planet has never had a consistent climate.  There is no way it ever will until we figure out how to control the climate.
 
3 days ago  

zeaper12: FLMountainMan: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.

Yeah, all this shoehorning of climate change into every possible "science" article don't really do much to highlight the seriousness of climate change.  If anything, it makes it easier to dismiss the unprecedented event happening now as some routine event throughout human history.

Have you ever considered that the climate changes we are seeing are not unprecedented.  Study a bit of geology and you will find evidence that this planet has never had a consistent climate.  There is no way it ever will until we figure out how to control the climate.


I'm aware that at various times there have been palm trees in the polar regions and whatnot.  I'm just not too keen on having to live through humanity and the current ecosystem having to adapt to such a change in the span of a few decades as opposed to centuries or millennia.
 
3 days ago  
Well this thread never stood a chance.

To all the idiots, humans don't due well in extreme environments. Never have never will. And technology requires a robust system of farming and gathering that results in more free time. w/o free time humans try and survive only occasionally beating other humans over the head w/ easily aquired deadfall limbs, sometimes w/ bits of stone attached w/ sinew.

In short the history of the earths weather is a wildly careening nightmare not favorable to humans. We humans have had ~10 to ~15 thousand years to live in a very calm and stable lorenz attractor region. We also have been doing our best to push out of this semi stable area. Which means great news to all, humans will no longer have to worry about getting fat.

/ So long and thanks for all the fish.
 
3 days ago  

dinomyar: So, are they saying there is more than one human species?


Not sure if serious.

Homo Habilis
Homo Rudolfensis
Homo Erectus (multiple subspecies)
Homo Neanderthalensis
Homo Heidelbergensis
Homo Sapiens

Our species (Homo Sapiens) is the sole survivor of a long series of species in genus homo running back about 2 million years. Neanderthals and Denisovans were the last two cousin species to go extinct (coincidentally after our species moved into their ranges). There are loads of competing (and largely self-referential) ideas as to why our species survived when others died out, but a lot of them involve invoking a linear view of evolution unsupported by evidence or observation (example: "We're obviously the end result of the evolutionary process").

The research in TFA tries to correlate the rise and fall of various cousin species with changes in global environment, but still fails to answer why our species didn't die out as well. Our species shared the same environment as Neanderthals and Denisovans for 20,000 years or so, but we survived where they went extinct. Global environmental change should have affected our species as much as theirs.
 
3 days ago  

Wenchmaster: Our species shared the same environment as Neanderthals and Denisovans for 20,000 years or so, but we survived where they went extinct.


Same planet != same environment
 
3 days ago  

FLMountainMan: zeaper12: FLMountainMan: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.

Yeah, all this shoehorning of climate change into every possible "science" article don't really do much to highlight the seriousness of climate change.  If anything, it makes it easier to dismiss the unprecedented event happening now as some routine event throughout human history.

Have you ever considered that the climate changes we are seeing are not unprecedented.  Study a bit of geology and you will find evidence that this planet has never had a consistent climate.  There is no way it ever will until we figure out how to control the climate.

I'm aware that at various times there have been palm trees in the polar regions and whatnot.  I'm just not too keen on having to live through humanity and the current ecosystem having to adapt to such a change in the span of a few decades as opposed to centuries or millennia.


Not to worry, rapid climatic change is not unprecedented either, read up about the  "Younger Dryas" .

Don't believe the warmer doomers, most want to influence your vote or get you to donate to their cause so they can save you.  Oh yeah that and bad news sells.
 
3 days ago  
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: FLMountainMan: zeaper12: FLMountainMan: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Musta been their lawn mowers, back yard bbqs. and R12 aircons.

Yeah, all this shoehorning of climate change into every possible "science" article don't really do much to highlight the seriousness of climate change.  If anything, it makes it easier to dismiss the unprecedented event happening now as some routine event throughout human history.

Have you ever considered that the climate changes we are seeing are not unprecedented.  Study a bit of geology and you will find evidence that this planet has never had a consistent climate.  There is no way it ever will until we figure out how to control the climate.

I'm aware that at various times there have been palm trees in the polar regions and whatnot.  I'm just not too keen on having to live through humanity and the current ecosystem having to adapt to such a change in the span of a few decades as opposed to centuries or millennia.

Not to worry, rapid climatic change is not unprecedented either, read up about the  "Younger Dryas" .

Don't believe the warmer doomers, most want to influence your vote or get you to donate to their cause so they can save you.  Oh yeah that and bad news sells.
 
2 days ago  
Surely those hominids comitted suicides. Sounds much more logical than changing environment. Wake up sheeple
 
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