Australia's giant animals were killed...

Australia's giant animals were killed off by humans, not climate change, say researchers

There are 5 comments on the Daily Mail story from Mar 23, 2012, titled Australia's giant animals were killed off by humans, not climate change, say researchers. In it, Daily Mail reports that:

Australia used to be home to an extraordinary collection of very large animals known as megafauna - rhino-sized wombat-like marsupials called diprotodons, giant kangaroos and a goose twice the size of the emu - and many others.

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“DoubleTheClaw, DoubleThePain”

Since: Aug 11

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#1 Mar 23, 2012
YEah yeah yeah,we all know this,the Australian mega fauna gone extinct about the time people arrived at Australia.Poor Megalania,it was awesome.
Premania

Helsinki, Finland

#2 Mar 24, 2012
So awesome. :(

“God is good, All the time”

Since: Nov 11

Singapore

#3 Mar 25, 2012
Yeah so people could hunt giant 6m long carnivorous possibly venomous monitor lizards and agile armoured land crocodiles without a problem.

“DoubleTheClaw, DoubleThePain”

Since: Aug 11

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#4 Mar 25, 2012
dinotrek27 wrote:
Yeah so people could hunt giant 6m long carnivorous possibly venomous monitor lizards and agile armoured land crocodiles without a problem.
Nope,the climate at the time was extreme.in the cold winter alot of life is lost but life bounce back in spring and summer,from the fossil record,the only time life didn't bounce back was when human arrive.It's easy to understand,Humans hunt the mega wombats,a cousin of the Emu(that I forgot the name)there is fossil evidence of one died with a sharpened rock stuck in the bones.The food chain got broke down so the Marsupial lion(Thylacoleo) and Megalania have nothing left to eat.

“God is good, All the time”

Since: Nov 11

Singapore

#5 Mar 25, 2012
Balaur wrote:
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Nope,the climate at the time was extreme.in the cold winter alot of life is lost but life bounce back in spring and summer,from the fossil record,the only time life didn't bounce back was when human arrive.It's easy to understand,Humans hunt the mega wombats,a cousin of the Emu(that I forgot the name)there is fossil evidence of one died with a sharpened rock stuck in the bones.The food chain got broke down so the Marsupial lion(Thylacoleo) and Megalania have nothing left to eat.
yeah I know but im just making a joke out of it

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