First Mammal Declared Extinct Due to Climate Change, Scientists Say

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https://weather.com/science/nature/news/...ate-change

EXCERPT: Researchers from Australia's University of Queensland and Queensland Government say a rodent, known as the Bramble Cay melomys, which lived on Bramble Cay, a small sandy island in the Great Barrier Reef, has died out due to "rising sea levels and an increased incidence of extreme weather events," the first mammal on record to be declared extinct "due solely (or primarily) to anthropogenic climate change." The scientists exhaustively combed the beach of the animal's only known habitat in 2014 but failed to "find any trace of the rodent....
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Amphibians, too. I once read somewhere that after native Amphibians in northern Queensland (Australia) started being seriously cataloged in the 1960's, some 60% of species have since disappeared... although I can't now find that article anywhere. A cause for concern, indeed. Amphibians are the first to go when things go awry with the climate.

Something related, though. 
http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/...2asXPl96Uk - only scratches the surface. 


As far as I'm concerned, Johnny Depp is the face of ignorance and unconcern. That pompous self-indulgent git and his empty-headed wife can go eat a bag of dicks, along with everyone else who merely laughed at Joyce for trying to enforce them under any circumstances... even though it was only a pair of little dogs. Our laws are there for a reason.

Sorry for the slightly OT, but I've been wanting to say that somewhere for a while now. Heh.
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