Monday, January 07, 2013

Say goodbye to the NBA dunk contest: Because of carbon dioxide, 30 scientists allegedly claim that "Humans may transform into hobbits"

Humans may transform into hobbits
London, Jan. 7 (ANI): Humans will have to become like 'The Lord of the Rings' hobbits to survive rapid climate change, a report has claimed.
The report is based on the work of 30 scientists, who have been studying vast fossil deposits in the US and charting the period 55 million years ago, when Earth's temperature increased suddenly.
It also disclosed that as food is less nutritious in a warmer world, people, animals and insects will have to eat more to survive when food is liable to be scarce. In this situation smaller, Hobbit-sized people, who mature sexually earlier, will have the best chance of surviving, the Daily Express reported.

The report has been published by the Climate News Network (ANI)
Hobbit-like humans may emerge as global warming takes hold
The findings also pour cold water on earlier optimism that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would have a fertilisation effect for food plants, as this would be more than countered by a loss in nutrition.

According to University of Birmingham research fellow Dr Phillip Jardine, one of the scientists involved in the project, the impacts of altering the global carbon balance could be catashropic for an over-populated world.
"If we acknowledge the presence of increasing temperatures then we have an additional factor that we would expect to decrease further the size of our farmed animals, and thus the amount of food that we can take from them."
Question: Was anyone involved with this story not on crack?

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