Earliest horses show past global warm...

Earliest horses show past global warming affected body size of mammals

There are 2 comments on the Science Daily story from Feb 23, 2012, titled Earliest horses show past global warming affected body size of mammals. In it, Science Daily reports that:

In a study appearing in Science Feb. 24, researchers from eight institutions led by scientists from the University of Florida and University of Nebraska found a correlation between temperature and body size in mammals by following the evolution of the earliest horses about 56 million years ago: As temperatures increased, their body size decreased.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 23, 2012
Hold your horses. The Dutch might undergo the phenomenon of decreasing body size like horses did during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.

Why the Dutch? Just to adapt your thinking to what is ahead with global warmimg.. After all, they are the tallest Homo sapiens at the present time, right?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#2 Feb 23, 2012
Past global warming? Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) is shown in this graph:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...

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