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Global population levels have reached the point where not even strict fertility restriction or a catastrophic mass mortality event would bring about enough of a change to solve global sustainability issues.
A new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Adelaide researcher reports strong evidence that humans, not climate change, caused the demise of Australia's megafauna - giant marsupials, huge reptiles and flightless birds - at least 40,000 years ago.
Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep.
Scientists say they're studying bighorn sheep on an island off the coast of Mexico to determine the effects of climate change on endangered species. The sheep, brought to Tiburon Island in 1975, are not at risk from disease or predators, said Barry Brook, a researcher with Faculty of 1000, a London-based cooperative of international scientists. Climate change is the only variable threat to the sheep, making them good subjects for a mathematical model aimed at predicting the effects of such...
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