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Iberian Lynx Will Be Extinct Within 50 Years, Biologists Warn


Environment  (tags: climate-change, habitat, sadness, environment, biologists, nature, protection, humans, endangered )

Carrie
- 518 days ago - rawstory.com
Within 50 years, climate change will probably wipe out the world's most endangered feline, the Iberian lynx, even if the world meets its target for curbing carbon emissions, biologists said on Sunday.



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Dave C. (227)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 2:18 pm
....as will so many others.....
 

Birgit W. (152)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 3:51 pm
They are such beautiful animals, thank you.
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:00 pm
Just a pity...as will be the case with so many others too. Why can't we become extinct---we're the cause 4 all that's ailing this planet. Thanks Carrie
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 7:45 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Laurie H. (730)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 9:06 pm
This news is so sad----I wish they could be helped!!! Thanks Carrie for posting~~~
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 9:24 pm
Heartbreaking...
 

Nancy Black (304)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 10:46 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared; tweeted, shared.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:57 pm
If things don't change humans will be extinct within 50 years.

 

Edo R. (71)
Monday July 22, 2013, 1:25 am
Thanks for sharing! Sad! Such a magnificent species!
 

John van Nijnatten (6)
Monday July 22, 2013, 2:15 am
Thanks for sharing. Sad news.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Monday July 22, 2013, 2:47 am
Ee should place all the political decision-makers on a melting icebrrg where their very survival depends on its existence, then we might see real action on climate change.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday July 22, 2013, 4:19 am
noted
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Monday July 22, 2013, 4:20 am
WHY are we humans so incredibly stupid...???
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Monday July 22, 2013, 4:42 am
Let's overhaul conservation!
 

cecily w. (0)
Monday July 22, 2013, 4:43 am
The article states that biologists have envisioned a tactic for staving off this extinction, but the policy makers don't agree. So these animals will become extinct due to three factors: (1) Human poachers and other exploiters; (2) Climate change exacerbated by human activity; (3) Politicians who won't listen to scientists. Shouldn't there be a Three Strikes Law against human stupidity?
 

Yvette S. (34)
Monday July 22, 2013, 5:32 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Maria S. (95)
Monday July 22, 2013, 5:35 am
Very sad! Thanks Carrie!
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Monday July 22, 2013, 5:47 am
I agree with all above comments but Zee's comment is quite a possibility, no joking.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday July 22, 2013, 5:47 am
Act now or they'll soon just be found in books
 

. (0)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:53 am
That's terrible! Something needs to be done to stop these animals from becoming extinct.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:54 am
It started with the Romans and their circuses, and I truly don't think our modern rationales for exterminating breeds more noble and useful than we are are a bit different. Kudos to Cecily.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:59 am
It completely goes against my philosophy, but, I think until there is a soulution, a few of these animals belong in a sancutary - I didn't say "zoo", but a destricted area.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:21 am
We need a petition for the Iberian Lynx.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:31 am
noted + read , thanks
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Monday July 22, 2013, 11:06 am
Szkoda tych pięknych kotów, mam nadzieję, że nie dojdzie do ich wyginięcia.
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Monday July 22, 2013, 12:37 pm
Everything but people, and people are causing all the destruction, so sad, that man"kind" is so greedy he will kill everything for money. I often wonder what people will do when there is no earth thanks to them, where will these billions go than. Someone answered that question for me he said " you see they are so greedy that they care not for their children and grandchildren, just for now and the money right now.
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Monday July 22, 2013, 12:38 pm
They are truly lovely!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday July 22, 2013, 1:02 pm
Thank you.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Monday July 22, 2013, 10:54 pm
Hopefully they will recognze the need to inroduce the lynx farther north - not by dropping them all off and leaving them. Obviously there needs to be a good plan in place or it'll turn into an extinct lynx. OK, we need a petition...
 
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