gunslnger (gunslnger) wrote in talk_politics,

I was going to post about something I heard on the radio last night, but I forgot to look it up when I got home and now I can't remember what it was. So you get this instead.

Climate Change Likely Caused Polar Bear to Evolve Quickly

The genetic traces they found in the bear's 110,000- to 130,000-year-old jawbone reveal that the species likely split from brown bears (U. arctos) just 150,000 years ago, at a time when specializing in arctic living quickly became an advantage rather than a liability.

The point here is that animals can adapt fairly rapidly to climate change and that animal "features" aren't static in the first place, so trying to preserve the environment the way it is now is stupid.
Tags: climate change
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