‘Climate Change’ Drove Extinction Of Real King Kong Or Something

I’m pretty sure this is your fault

What killed the ‘real King Kong’? Scientists say they now know the answer to an ancient mystery

It did not fall off the Empire State Building.

Instead, a giant ape sometimes dubbed the “real King Kong” was driven to extinction by climate change that put its favorite fruits out of reach during the dry season, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Standing 10 feet tall and weighing up to 650 pounds, Gigantopithecus blacki roamed the forested plains of southern China’s Guangxi region hundreds of thousands of years ago, chowing down on fruits and flowers.

But the apes’ strict diet may have led to the species’ demise, researchers found.

The herbivore ape made a “fatal mistake of being reluctant in changing its food preference to find new, more nutritious food,” Yingqi Zhang, the study’s lead researcher, told NBC News on Thursday.

But researchers were able to use one of the latest techniques, called “luminescence dating,” which enabled them to date the soil around the fossils in 22 caves in southern China.

That helped them conclude that the giant apes died out sometime between 295,000 years ago and 215,000 years ago.

Must have been pretty hot with all those fossil fueled vehicles, right? What they, and all the other articles, fail to note is that period was mostly a cool period with many segments of ice age, but, then a massive high spike around 230K years ago, then falling temperatures. Depending on the reconstruction. Because some just show a very cold period between the numbers mentioned above. The object here is to do a bit of scaremongering, make people link this with anthropogenic climate change.

Westaway said the research could also open a possible window into the future for how humans can adapt to adverse climate events and ensure the survival of the species.

“It really puts a precedent on trying to understand how primates respond to environmental stresses and what makes certain primates vulnerable and what makes other ones resilient,” she said.

See? I’d be worried if the greenhouse gases were going to cause an ice age.

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13 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Drove Extinction Of Real King Kong Or Something”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Of course the actual article in the journal Nature didn’t dwell on climate change nor make any comparisons to today’s global warming. Blame the news article not the scientists.

    The scientists said:

    However, just before and during the extinction window between 295,000 and 215,000? years ago there was enhanced environmental variability from increased seasonality, which caused changes in plant communities and an increase in open forest environments.

    The current dominant large primate on Earth is much more adaptable than Gigantopithecus and is more widely distributed than our giant ape cousin ever was! Human’s omnivorous habit and metabolism allows survival on fish, blubber, vegetables, grain, fruit, capybara, snakes, crawdads, grubs, grasses, giraffes, milks, nuts, insects, turkey, horse, alligator… Humans need sources of several essential amino acids and vitamins and dozens of minerals. Fortunately, all these can be supplied by diet, even bad diets, although there is some arguments around B12. Canadian Arctic Inuit get 75% of their calories from animal fat! The Waorani hunter/gatherers consume 80 varieties of wild plants and fish stews. Our species will survive global warming.

    Teach is once again just being silly, typing. Must have been pretty hot with all those fossil fueled vehicles, right?

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Another Rimjob copy&paste without attribution that is absolutely irrelevant.
    But we know why.

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    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      The copied part is the statement from Nature article as identified.

      However, just before and during the extinction window between 295,000 and 215,000? years ago there was enhanced environmental variability from increased seasonality, which caused changes in plant communities and an increase in open forest environments.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Trump campaign surrogates are blaming the Iowa’s foul weather forecast for Monday on Nikki Haley using High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) to manipulate the weather!!

    Why would they say this? Because the morons will believe it!!

    • drowningpuppies says:

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    • Genocide Joe the commie says:

      When you make a comment like this and actually believe it it can only prove to us how empty headed you actually are. First of all the morons don’t even know what high frequency active auroral research programs are. Secondly you’re the one who believes all kinds of nonsense affects the weather not us.

      Just because you’re a professional at Googling doesn’t mean you’re smart. In fact you Google so much stupidity it makes you appear ignorant.

      You have a bad habit of constantly telling trump supporters what they believe, Christians where they believe, white people with they believe, and everybody else who disagrees with what they believe. But you always hide what you believe because you know it’s so stupid we would laugh at you.

      Can a man become a woman, when is a human being in gestation a human being, how long before the climate destroys mankind, are EV’s good or bad, did a bunch of unarmed middle class Americans try to overthrow the government? If you believe any of those things you’re a freaking moron. I could throw 100 COVID questions in there but I don’t wanna bother.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        I didn’t claim that Nikki Haley was manipulating the weather in Iowa for Monday, far-right MAGAt Laura Loomer did. Trump had wanted to hire her for a campaign role.

        Do YOU believe the University of Alaska is sending a blizzard to Iowa to help Nikki Haley?

        Laura Loomer was a Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives in 2020 from Florida but lost to Dem Lois Frankel.

        President Donald Trump expressed support for Loomer, tweeting after her primary win, “Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!

        She barely lost the 2022 Republican primary.

        She describes herself as a “proud islamaphobe” and a “white nationalist”, i.e., typical MAGAtist.

        • Genocide Joe the commie says:

          I didn’t claim that Nikki Haley was manipulating the weather in Iowa for Monday, far-right MAGAt Laura Loomer did. Trump had wanted to hire her for a campaign role.

          What you actually did was continue a rumor. Why do you find it necessary to constantly make up stories about people that you have no evidence of occurring?

          She describes herself as a “proud islamaphobe” and a “white nationalist”, i.e., typical MAGAtist.

          Islamophobe is a leftist definition meant to define people who don’t like Islam as racists. Fear of Islam is not racism it’s common freaking sense Muslims will kill you in case you haven’t noticed. It means fear of Muslims it does not mean hate for Muslims.
          You seem to suffer from islamophilia. Logic would consider that a sort of self loathing syndrome. It’s common among leftists.
          What you’re trying to say is that she is islamomisian, hatred for islam. We excuse your ignorance since like most leftists you are working with very little brains to begin with.

          You try and make people who are fuel repellent to a religion that disguises itself has a political belief or vice versa as irrational. Yet you know Muslims would kill you cut your head off and rape your wife in a heartbeat. That kinda makes you stupid now doesn’t? To stand up for the very people who would destroy you if they could and wipe out your country in a heartbeat? What kind of a man is it that denies his own race his own country in support of a people who would destroy everything that he is?

          You constantly bring up this mythical white nationalist nonsense. If you’re not bringing that up you’re bringing up Christian nationalism. Through almost all of the history of the United States of America it has been overwhelmingly white and overwhelmingly Christian and neither has ever attempted to make that the nationality. All of that crazy shit goes on in your mind and the minds of other weaklings like yourself. You would rather surrender to Islam and surrender to communism then fight for Christianity and fight for constitutionality. Both of which are creations of the white race as is America.

          You fear that which loves you and love that which would kill you. You have some sort of a mental disorder. I know all of us here have said that before but as you become more and more obsessed with Donald Trump you go more and more off the edge.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Geno the Commie,

            Please, one lie at a time. OK, two of your lies. Maybe three.

            1) It’s not a rumor. Ms Loomer made the stupid statements about Ambassador Haley manipulating the weather in Iowa.


            She (Loomer) has described Islam as a “cancer on humanity” and said that Muslim candidates should not be allowed to hold office in America. She has called herself a “proud Islamophobe.”

            Then you self-identify as an islamaphobe!!

            3) She described herself as “pro white nationalism”.

            Anyway, you decry the use of “white nationalism” and “Christian nationalism” and then praise both!!

            The US is still mostly white and mostly Christian so what’s your beef?

        • James Lewis says:

          Chicken Little Man

          “She describes herself as a “proud islamaphobe” and a “white nationalist”, i.e., typical MAGAtist.”

          Who tried to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993??? Muslims

          Who attacked us on 9/11 killing over 3000? Muslims?

          Who tried tried to blow up AA flight 63? A Muslim

          Who killed solders in Ft Hood? A Muslim

          Who killed 14 people at the San Bernadino Xmas party? A Muslim

          Who killed 44 people in the Orlando night club? A muslim

          Who kills their daughters for dating a non Muslim? Muslim fathers and brothers

          Who cuts out the clitorious of their daughters so they can’t enjoy sex? Muslim mothers and fathers..

          And on and on and on…


          CLM, if you don’t understand that Muslims are making war against the US and all non Islam countries you are truly ignorant.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Gigantopithecus blacki was in existence for over 1.5 million years.

    Homo sapiens for about 0.2 million years. Will our species last another million years??

    Without Homo’s consciousness and intellect it’s unlikely Gigantopithecus could note their changing environment and make plans to mediate the effects.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Village Idiot,

    Most murders in the US are committed by Christians.

    Most mass murders in the US are committed by Christians.

    Most rapes in the US are committed by Christians.

    Right-wingers attacked the US Capitol on Jan 6 2021.

    A right-winger attacked the Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 and wounding 6.

    An anti-Hispanic right-winger attacked “Hispanics” at an El Paso Wal-Mart killing 22 and wounding 23.

    A white nationalist shot and killed 10 and wounded 3 Black Americans at a Buffalo NY market.

    White supremacist Dylann Roof murdered 9 Black Americans in a church in Charleston, SC.

    Presbyterian John Earnest tried to burn down a mosque and did shoot up a synagogue in San Diego, killing one and wounding 3. He had stated that Jews had a plan for genocide of the white race.

    In Norway, Anders Breivik, an anti-immigrant, Islamophobe and anti-feminist, murdered 69 “Marxists and liberals”, mostly teens, at a camp after bombings killed 8 others in Oslo.

    Brenton Tarrant killed 51 at two mosques in Christchurch, NZ. Tarrant had met with right-wing anti-Muslim/immigrant groups in Europe during travels. His manifesto was The Great Replacement.

    Not all white nationalists and far-rightists are violent, but some clearly are. They are frightened that Blacks, Jews, Muslims. brown Hispanics etc are attempting to “replace” them, aka, the Great Replacement Conspiracy.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      One lie at a time, Rimjob.

      Most murders in the US are committed by black males. Being Christian or not is irrelevant.

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