Monday, July 6, 2009

Animal Death-Watch: Shrinking Sheep

I hadn't seen an article like this in a while, so it was overdue. This time--added atop the huge mound of animal extinctions and natural modifications claimed at the hands of global warming--Scottish sheep are believed "shrinking" at the hands of a warming climate.

The only things shrinking are the public's belief in this global warming garbage and the size of the alarmists' brains.

And yep…it’s the LA Times. Many more like this to read in the Animal Death-Watch series and the warmlist.

LA Times: Sheep getting smaller in Scotland due to climate change, study says

Along with polar icecaps and sandy beaches, sheep on a remote Scottish island are gradually shrinking as a result of global warming, according to a study published today in the journal Science. The finding offers unusual proof that large animals are already evolving to adapt to changes wrought by climate change, experts said.

The average weight of sheep in the feral flock has been falling nearly 3 ounces per year since 1985, the researchers reported. The cumulative effect has been a 5% reduction in total body size.