Climate change is happening, rube, so put down the Ambien, Prozac, ViagraÂ and crotch-shots on CNN/Faux News Kool-Aid and turn off the television, because
Polar bears are now being observed by scientists resorting to cannibalism, and expect to see more as Arctic sea ice declines. In “Observations of cannibalism by polar bears(Ursus maritimus) on summer and autumn sea ice at Svalbard, Norway,” published in the journal Arctic, polar bear biologist Ian Stirling and photojournalist Jenny Ross describe seeing three different killings and cannibalism of polar bear cubs by adult males, a known behavioral response toÂ food scarcity. At the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco, Ross described the kills, showing her photographs of one of the most gruesome signalsÂ of global warming.
A couple or three million years ago there were two hominids roaming the African savannas -Â Australopithecus afarensis, andÂ Australopithecus boisei. The boisei were much large, stronger, and roamed in larger social units Â – packs. Essentially pastoral creatures, they were vegetarian. Afarensis, on the other hand, was much smaller, weaker, less social. He went on, however, to become “human”, while the boisei became extinct, because he was omnivorousÂ – he would eat anything.
We need to grow thicker skin when it comes to global warming. Billions, we potentially amongst them, will needlessly and probably quite painful, die.
It isn’t necessarily the “strong” who survive.