Monday, October 17th, 2011

The Global Warming Diet

Slimming! "Polar bears are shrinking because of the impact of climate change on their natural habitats, along with many other animals and plants, researchers say. Rising global temperatures and changes in weather patterns have knock-on effects which are already stunting the growth of a wide range of species. The change could have a major impact on the expanding human population, with major food sources like fish likely to reduce in size and crops expected to grow smaller and less reliably than today."

Photo by zhannaprokopeva, via Shutterstock

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Dave Bry (#422)

This is awesome. As we keep getting bigger and fatter, we will shrink all dangerous animals down to sizes where they are no longer a threat to us. And soon we will all be be able to have personal petting zoos of mini exotic animals in our living rooms—like that funny Russian oligarch from the commercials on TV.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Dave Bry The important thing here is, Gutty's going to be alright.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

And I thought it was the smoking that was stunting the growth of my houseplants.

roboloki (#1,724)

@SidAndFinancy you shouldn't smoke your "houseplants" until they've budded.

jfruh (#713)

I'm too lazy to read a paragraph's worth of text but what I'm getting from the headline and picture is that once global warming destroys their habitat we're going to eat all the delicious baby polar bears, right?

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