'The desert crocodiles have adapted to the changing environment in northern Africa; 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, what is now desert was probably lush savannah and grasslands. Today the Sahara is hot and arid, the land sandy, rainfall minimal, and vegetation sparse.
"The extension of range almost certainly reflects climatic changes," said Ross. "We know that even in Roman times, the Sahara was much wetter and greener than it is now. As these places slowly dried up, remnant populations became isolated from the other crocodiles on the continent. How these populations adapted to the changing conditions is most interesting." '
Shocking how there is climate cycles. /S
>>>This desert-shrinking trend is supported by climate models, which predict a return to conditions that turned the Sahara into a lush savanna some 12,000 years ago.<<<
~~~During the last ICE age.~~~
I was thinking the same thing. The last ice age was also a great time to live in the American West, too - huge freshwater lakes, forests in the hills.
However, the headline talks about “climate change,” which is constant and would occur without humanity. The nice thing about climate as a propoganda weapon is that, as the cliche goes, everyone talks about it, and in a nice twist, only centralized leftist policy can do anything about it.