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Global Warming: Polar Bear Watch

by | 24th, October 2007

POLAR Bear watch throws up a sighting in the Times. To illustrate “History of mass extinction is a grim lesson climate change” the paper features a picture of a polar bear. The bear (fluffy and white) is placed alongside a tyrannosaurus Rex (extinct) and a Trilobite fossil (hard). Says Peter Mayhew, of the University of York: “Our results provide the first clear evidence that global climate may explain substantial variation in the fossil record in a simple and consistent manner”. Ergo: Most climate change equals more fossils. And, as ever, more polar bears in the media…

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