Climate Changed Killed Off The Mammoth, Which Is Bad News For Humans Or Something

They’re rock bottom certain that a warming world may might possibly we feel killed off the Mammoths

Climate Change Wiped Out the Mammoth, New DNA Study Shows
A decade-long study of environmental DNA indicates that glacial melt may have doomed the hairy animals.

Does the study say it or not? Because that “may” is rather iffy

Humans are very rarely the good guys in extinction narratives, given our proclivity for pushing species to the brink of extinction, and often over it. But we’re almost certainly absolved of guilt in the case of the woolly mammoth, according to an international team of scientists who spent the past 10 years sifting through traces of mammoth urine, feces, and skin cells in the ground to figure out what truly caused the species’ extinction.

“The most recent Ice Age—called the Pleistocene—ended 12,000 years ago when the glaciers began to melt and the roaming range of the herds of mammoths decreased,” Yucheng Wang, a geogeneticist at the University of Cambridge and lead author of a new paper of the team’s results, said in a St. John’s College press release.

“We zoomed into the intricate detail of the environmental DNA and mapped out the population spread of these mammals and show how it becomes smaller and smaller and their genetic diversity gets smaller and smaller too, which made it even harder for them to survive,” Wang added.

Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) were a charismatic species of mammoth, hairy cousins of elephants that are not to be confused with the contemporaneous mastodon. Though a holdout population of mammoths survived on Russia’s Wrangel Island until about 4,000 years ago, around the same time Stonehenge was nearing completion, all other mammoths were long gone by then.

How much did the end of the glacial age contribute to the extinction of the Mammoth?  Especially when there were several subspecies scattered around the Northern Hemisphere? Maybe most, maybe some. The big question here is “what caused the end of the last glacial age and a warming world?” Because, really, that’s where Gizmodo and the study is going with this

“The change happened so quickly that they could not adapt and evolve to survive,” said Eske Willerslev, a geogeneticist at the University of Cambridge and co-author of the paper, in the same release. “This is a stark lesson from history and shows how unpredictable climate change is—once something is lost, there is no going back.”

Aaaaand, this is meant to imply that a tiny increase in the globe’s temperature since the Little Ice Age ended in 1850 means utter doom, and this is your fault.

Inaction on climate change imperils millions of lives, doctors say

Climate change is set to become the “defining narrative of human health,” a top medical journal warned Wednesday – triggering food shortages, deadly disasters and disease outbreaks that would dwarf the toll of the coronavirus. But aggressive efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions from human activities could avert millions of unnecessary deaths, according to the analysis from more than 100 doctors and health experts.

In its annual “Countdown on health and climate change,” the Lancet provides a sobering assessment of the dangers posed by a warming planet. More than a dozen measures of humanity’s exposure to health-threatening weather extremes have climbed since last year’s report.

This is the same organization which came up with utter bullshit statistical study on civilian deaths in Iraq from the 2003 war. Anyhow, when are the doctors going to give up their luxury vehicles and homes and go carbon neutral?

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24 Responses to “Climate Changed Killed Off The Mammoth, Which Is Bad News For Humans Or Something”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    William typed: Does the study say it or not? Because that “may” is rather iffy

    “May” is part of the careful, if stilted, language of science. As discussed the other day, science is a process, but not the process of proof. Theories can be falsified (disproven) by evidence. Scientific theories depend on the preponderance of evidence, not proofs.

    William the Mind-Reader typed: this is meant to imply that a tiny increase in the globe’s temperature since the Little Ice Age ended in 1850 means utter doom

    William the Confused typed: This is the same organization which came up with utter bullshit statistical study on civilian deaths in Iraq

    It’s unclear is he’s talking about the authors of the Nature paper on mammoths or the Lancet article on climate, but regardless the authors of neither article wrote about civilian casualties in Iraq.

    • Zombies are Cool says:

      This is the same organization which came up with utter bullshit statistical study on civilian deaths in Iraq from the 2003 war.

      Elwood the walking ded confuses the authors statement by saying these authors did not write about casualties in Iraq. This may or may not be true, but the author did not say they did. He said this is the same organization which came up with the utter statistical study on civilian deaths.

      Me thinkst someone has double tapped you once too many times. Remember you brought up the double-tap reference, not I. I’m just running with it.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        I’ll type slowly so that even a Zombie can read it. William Teach said the “same organization” blah, blah, blah… Which organization was he smearing? Nature, the universities, The Lancet? There are over 140 authors on the Lancet article from just as many universities and orgs.

        There’s little to suggest that William (or you) read either article.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Since you like Double Tap, how about…

        The Zombies are cool!!

        But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
        How would I know? Why should I care?
        Please don’t bother trying to find her
        She’s not there

        • Zombies are Cool says:

          If you were not a walking zombie you would know that Lancet was the news outlet founded by Glen Greenwald who wrote ridiculous stories about millions upon millions of Iraqi deaths at the hands of GWB aka Hitler and Dick Cheney aka Goebbels.

          So that’s on you since I have noticed that if its medicine, AGW, Climate, Guns, Politics, the law or any other area of study you are an expert. If that is so, then You should know he was talking about the Lancet which by the way Glenn Greenwald was just removed from his own organization(The Lancet) because he wanted to discuss the Hunter Biden laptop during the election because it was news.

          One needs to remember he is anti-war and pro real news. Something the walking dead has an aversion to. Oh wait. Semantics. Perhaps you cannot follow the verbiage so I will enlighten your double tapped mind. Glenn is a proponent of Pro-real-news and has become another member of the anti-leftist walking ded from the left who is rising up against the insanity of his own party.

          Your words on this site embody everything that is wrong with the walking ded left and everything that is wrong with politics today. Your incessant desire to lie for a reaction puts you squarely in the camp of a mindless walking ded who has been double tapped way to many times by fiction you have converted to truth.

  2. Dana says:

    It wasn’t that long ago that we were told another ice age was looming, so maybe the mammoth can return!

    Of course, it was all the fault of humans like Fred Flintstone driving a privately owned automobile and running a crane.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      There were a few news articles about cooling some 50 years ago. Is that what you mean?

      As you know, the last glacial likely ended from cyclic changes in the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, at least according to scientists. You may recall that Fred’s car was powered by his feet. Yabba, dabba doo.

  3. TX Nick 77 says:

    Was the climate change due to all the neanderthals driving their SUVs?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      That’s a new hypothesis. Congrats!

      • Dana says:

        But they were driven back into the Stone Age by Cro-Magnons who insisted that the receding glaciers were caused by the Neanderthals, and who killed the Neanderthals by taking away their cars and HVAC systems.

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  6. Professor Hale says:

    If only there was some sort of mechanism to magically transform woolly mammoths into a similar animal that was more adapted to hotter climates.

    If a mammoth dies of old age and its offspring somehow magically transformed into a new species that could adapt better, were they still “killed off”? Or is it more like a farmer in Idaho sending his kids away to an ivy league college?

  7. Will says:

    In actual fact climate did kill off certainly some mammoths. Those found frozen in Siberia support this. BUT those animals had been eating summer vegetation when they were killed. Whatever happened there happened suddenly and whether it was an asteroid induced planetary winter or a pole change no one knows although the latter has been shown to be more possible.
    Whatever the cause, it was just the planet behaving as normal as it will continue to do with out without humans.
    Climatic change and upheaval here have long been part of geological history and well before any huamsn appeared.

  8. Professor Hale says:

    It is worth noting that White Europeans probably killed more than their fair share of Mammoths

  9. Zombies are Cool says:

    I do not know why the left is so panicked over AGW. It has been exposed that the Chinese are working on a weaponized version of MERS that kills about 35-50 percent in its original form but is not very transmissable.

    Can you just imagine a MERS that kills 50 percent and is as infective as Covid-19 Delta?

    Stop worring walking ded. You will soon have your wish as you defend your communist brothers who are seriously working on a real world ending event and somehow I don’t think you have to wait a couple hundred years for it either.

    • Professor Hale says:

      The left isn’t panicked by AGW. They are just panicked that Republicans might try to derail their gravy train. AGW is the ticket to redistribute massive wealth and connected lefties will get generationally wealthy beyond the bounds of human avarice. As “Hsiry” says here frequently, “it’s only $1.09 per ton of carbon, everyone can afford that”.

  10. Dana says:

    Of course, we are technically in an ice age now, given that the poles are glaciated. For much of earth’s history, that was not the case.

    • Professor Hale says:

      Personally, I’m fine with the way things are now. Instead of trading carbon credits, we should trade actual climate credits. Hot places will trade their excess heat to cold places and cold places will pay for it my exporting their cold. Fixed.

      • Kye says:

        “Carbon credits”. Another leftist scam. What kind of moron buys into this kind of shit? I guess the same kind who believed it would take two weeks to flatten the curve, that BLM are mostly peaceful protestors, there was an insurrection on 1/6 and corrupt junta joe is running America.

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