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Global late Quaternary megafauna extinctions linked to humans, not climate change
Royal Society Publishing ^ | May 13, 2014 | Christopher Sandom, Søren Faurby, Brody Sandel and Jens-Christian Svenning

Posted on 06/09/2014 4:13:04 AM PDT by Paul46360

"A new study led by Jens-Christian Svenning of Aarhus University has strongly suggested that humans are squarely responsible for the disappearance of megafauna during the last 100,000 years. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

(Excerpt) Read more at rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; blame; catastrophism; extinction; godsgravesglyphs; humans; iceage; ntsa; thosepeskyhumans
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1 posted on 06/09/2014 4:13:05 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Specifically, it was white males that did it.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 4:14:05 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Paul46360
humans are squarely responsible for the disappearance of megafauna

Thank you, humans.

3 posted on 06/09/2014 4:16:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Paul46360

Here is the key takeaway:

“While there are invariably going to be animals lost after a great climate change such as the ending of an ice age, the loss of megafauna that followed the most recent glacial event is an anomaly when compared to the ending of other ice ages.”

There is one difference. Homo Sapiens. They weren’t around at the end of any earlier ice ages than the last one, commonly called the Wurm or Wisconsin Glaciation.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 4:17:57 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Paul46360

So all of that megafauna existed in the Americas until those Asian interlopers arrived?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 4:19:23 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Paul46360

My God! Was this jackass paid to do this study with tax payers’ money?


6 posted on 06/09/2014 4:20:15 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Paul46360

I doubt this. Population levels and population density levels of ice age hunter gather people were never high enough at the time to cause a mass extinction world wide, nor did they have adequate weapons to do so.

Consider the case of the Plains Indians and the Buffalo herds. The herds grew to huge proportions but the Indians never had populations high enough to put a dent in the population.

We have a country of 300 million people , many of whom hunt and we have a hard time keeping the deer population down


7 posted on 06/09/2014 4:21:52 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Paul46360

Whenever I read the word “study” in a article, I become skeptical. Most of these studies are worth nothing, and are just done in order to obtain more grant money.

There were not enough humans over the past 100000 years to affect anything on the Earth.

The same is true today.

One thing these a$$hole$ don’t get. Humans are as much a part of the ecosystem as cockroaches. Humans are not unnatural. We are part of the Earth.

Why is it that these people are ashamed of being human?


8 posted on 06/09/2014 4:30:58 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Paul46360

It must be true; the researcher saw it on The Flintstones.

9 posted on 06/09/2014 4:31:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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WHO CHANGED THE TITLE OF THIS POSTING.???
THIS UNWANTED ACTION BY MODERATORS IS UN-CALLED FOR!!!!!
10 posted on 06/09/2014 4:32:43 AM PDT by Paul46360 (..)
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Since the title on the thread matches the title at the source, are you sure you understand FR posting rules?


11 posted on 06/09/2014 4:37:04 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: glorgau

LOL. That was my first thought.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 4:38:47 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Paul46360

It looks like “IFLScience.org” is a blog of some kind. The link looks to have been changed to the actual source, instead of the blog that you reference. Maybe the headline was changed to reflect the actual title in the source article?

Some bloggers here do that - source something, change a word or two, and then link to their blog instead of the source and act like they are doing FR a favor by linking their blog instead of the source. Kind of scummy but they do it.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 4:39:00 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Paul46360

I see megafauna every time I go to walmart.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 4:40:21 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: rdcbn
Consider the case of the Plains Indians and the Buffalo herds. The herds grew to huge proportions but the Indians never had populations high enough to put a dent in the population.

Those animals have fairly high reproductive rates. Some of the large animals produce few young, and it takes a long time for the young to mature to reproductive age. Elephants, for example, gestate for two years and become sexually mature at age 14. Some of the megafauna (which were much larger than elephants) probably had even longer cycles. With such a slow reproductive rate, it would not take much hunting to disrupt the viability of the herd. Couple that with the climate changes--large body mass makes dissipating heat difficult--and they could not survive.

15 posted on 06/09/2014 4:43:15 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: I want the USA back
Why is it that these people are ashamed of being human?

Maybe it's because these people are creeps.

16 posted on 06/09/2014 4:44:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Paul46360
"WHO CHANGED THE TITLE OF THIS POSTING.??? THIS UNWANTED ACTION BY MODERATORS IS UN-CALLED FOR!!!!! "

The title, source, link, author's name and date you used all had to be changed to reflect the original published title, the names of the study's authors, the site of original publication and the date the study was originally published.

Always use the original title, the original source, provide a link which goes to the original site of publication, provide only the name(s) of the published author(s) and the date of original publication.

However, if you prefer, we will be happy to pull this thread. Just hit the abuse button and let us know.

Thanks.

17 posted on 06/09/2014 4:51:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: rdcbn

They were using extremely powerful assault spears with high capacity clips filled with extremely powerful “FLINT” spear points which are specifically designed to kill megafauna.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 4:58:57 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Paul46360

I say the only good megafauna is a dead megafauna.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 5:00:40 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Paul46360

Desperate attempt to minimize climate change that happened before SUVs. Fail.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 5:02:13 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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