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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:00 PM

Climate change could kill off pandas

Climate change could kill off pandas

Climate change threatens to drive pandas to extinction in the wild as rising temperatures wipe out bamboo in the last remaining habitat for the endangered species.

6:00PM GMT 11 Nov 2012

A new study predicts that climate change is set to wipe out much of the bamboo on which the bears rely for food.

Prime panda habitat in China could be decimated by the end of the century, say the researchers.

Human development adds to the threat by blocking the bears' access to places where bamboo is less affected by rising temperatures, they point out.

"We will need pro-active actions to protect the current giant panda habitats," said lead researcher Dr Mao-Ning Tuanmu, from Yale University in the US.

More:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9670194/Climate-change-could-kill-off-pandas.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. We should bring the pandas

to south Florida, bamboo grows quite well here....

I hate what we are doing to the other species all over the planet. Whenever I see pictures of polar bears clinging to tiny bits of ice my eyes always fill with tears.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:56 PM

2. I don't like it either.

Too many species are in danger already. Luckily enough, though, it seems that Hurricane Sandy's impact on NYC may have just provided a significant catalyst to getting the public to wake up en masse.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:02 PM

3. We need a tea party like movement to save the planet...

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. Heh, maybe.

But it does seem that Hurricane Sandy's really got people talking, though. Excellent news, IMO.

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