04 December 2006

We have a lethal climate

2.5m-tall kangaroos & wombats the size of cars were not hunted to death says Dr Gregory Webb of Queensland University of Technology.

Fossils of these animals & more (huge lizards, ostrich-sized emus, etc) show up not as suddenly hunted, but as gradually driven to extinction by a drying-out of Australia’s climate, with forests giving way to scrub over time.

The article also claims:

the country [Australia] struggles with what could be its worst drought in 1,000 years, affecting more than half its farmlands

Sobering thoughts.

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