Posted by: abbyanavilok | November 3, 2011

Combination of humans, climate change hampered post-ice age survival: study

Combination of humans, climate change hampered post-ice age survival: study

This article is about researchers studying animals from the last ice age; it tells of what animals became extinct and which adapted to the new climate change. They looked at 6 large herbivores: the woolly mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, wild horse, bison, reindeer and muskox, they all faced challenges at the end of the ice age 14,000 years ago. This ice age period lasted about 2 million years and these animals faced a harsh climate when the ice melted, most are extinct but musk-oxen and reindeer are still around today. Now today we are going through global warming and they think that Polar Bears and Peary Caribou will have challenges with the relatively quick climate change. Animals can adapt well to climate change but at this rate, there can be complications. In most cases they believe that us human were in the way of these species. We not only over hunt them but in doing this, these species’ population became small, even extinct. By studying these species, they feel that the arctic is the best place to study because global warming is changing quickly in the north.

I agree with these researchers, i can see how global warming has changed in the north. I’ve been raised in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut all my life and lots of things has changed. The climate has become warmer and the animals are changing migrations i believe. Its up to us to help stop global warming. It might or might not be possible but as the world turns people and animals live, all we can do is move on and try to live life the way God planned us to. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog on this article, leave comments if interested, i’d like to see your points of view whether bad or good 🙂

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