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Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, discovery, arctic fossil, climate change, bears, environment, research, study )

- 3302 days ago -
An Arctic fossil find suggests that polar bears may have come into existence as a result of brown bears' battle for survival against climate change during the last ice age.


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gail dair (0)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 12:35 am
thanks noted

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 6:02 am
Very interesting. Thanks Simone

Melissa Martin (19)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 6:26 am
That's interesting to know..

Odin Torchwood (45)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 12:30 pm
Yes, it is possible to withstand a warm climate but at a great cost. The polar bears of 115 000/130 000 may have survived due to a marginal number of them adapting to a brief warm period. This is no excuse for warming our climate now as these bears (and other willdlife) may fair less fortunately this time. Look what happened to the wholly mammoth and wholly rhinocerous for a clear example. Thank you Simone, this is a important piece of info. Noté

Lil Judd (70)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 1:39 pm
Very interesting. Proves why they can interbreed.

Deborah S (170)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 4:29 pm

Beth P (32)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 5:08 pm
Interesting article. Thanks Simone.
if Polar Bears did survive global warming before, that's great news.
However, the bad news is that millions of years ago the Polar Bears didn't have to contend with humans.
So, although they may be able to survive the new global warming, can they survive the humans??

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 5:29 pm
Thanks Simone. I agree with Beth P.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 6:35 pm
I also agree with Beth P. I hope the Polar bears win the battle against humans.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 8:26 pm
Noted, thanks.

Treasure Tree C (354)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 12:09 am
Very interesting.

. (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 3:10 am
Thanks for sharing!!! I noted it!!!!

Kurt van der Blom (20)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 7:15 am
Please sign the petition to stop the international trade in polar bear parts.

And tell Iceland to stop killing polar bears.

Seth E (82)
Friday March 12, 2010, 6:50 pm
While evolutionary change can be a positive way for living things to adapt to variable conditions, more sudden changes can outpace evolution and end up killing off anything unable to adapt that quickly.
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