Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

February 28, 2012 by  
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According to researchers from the universities of Florida and Nebraska, humans — and other mammals — could start shrinking if the globe starts to warmer. The research is based upon study of Sifrhippus fossils (a horse-like creature) found in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming . The creatures lost 1/3 of their body weight as global temperatures rocketed up 9-18 degrees Fahrenheit in the Paleocene-Eocene period and then dropped again. As temperatures went up, the animals’ weight went down, and as temperatures cooled again, the horses’ weight rose. This phenomenon follows Bergmann’s rule , which states that relatives of the same species found in hot climates will be smaller than those in cold climates – and it could mean that as we assist the world’s changing climate with our carbon-intensive habits we could be shrinking ourselves. Read the rest of Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change consequences , climate change dangers , climate change shrinking horses , climate change shrinking mammals , shrinking humans , what will happen if the climate changes

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Wang Shu’s Powerful Ningbo History Museum is Made of Rubble

February 28, 2012 by  
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Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

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Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

February 28, 2012 by  
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Last Friday, politicians in Hawaii helped to break ground at what will soon become Hawaii’s largest wind farm. The Kawailoa Wind Farm , which is being built on Oahu’s north shore will be the source of  68 MW of power and will provide 5 of the energy needed on the island. The project is being built by First Wind and is being constructed on Kamehameha Schools’ Kawailoa Plantation lands. Read the rest of Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: first wind , hawaii renewable energy , hawaii wind farm , hawaii wind power , hawaii wind turbine , hawaii’s largest wind farm , largest wind farm , largest wind turbine , renewable energy , renewable energy in america , us renewable energy

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