Don't believe 'um:
Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said.Patience is a virtue. Yet liberals stress that evolution teaches that species adapt--except to global warming. Besides, caving to climate change is standing with . . . Osama bin Laden.
A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.
Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild. . .
Dr Diana Fisher, of the University of Queensland, Australia, compiled a list of all mammals declared extinct since the 16th century or which were flagged up as missing in scientific papers.
"We identified 187 mammal species that have been missing since 1500," she wrote in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
"In the complete data-set, 67 species that were once missing have been rediscovered.
More than a third of mammal species that have been classified as extinct or possibly extinct, or flagged as missing, have been rediscovered."
Mammals that suffered from loss of habitat were the most likely to have been declared extinct and then rediscovered, she said.
Species spread out over larger areas were also more likely to be wrongly classified as extinct.
Suggesting again that "climate change can be solved by applying (Jonah) Goldberg's rule: 'Don’t just do something! Stand there.'"
(via Planet Gore, ScienceNOW, Power Line)