Fake Science News: Global Warming Will Shrink Your Horse

Do you have a horse? Well if you don't give Al Gore and his envirobanker friends a lot of money, he could shrink tomorrow. Because Global Warming does everything. Including shrink horses.

This latest silly fake science news comes to us from the Associated Press.

Mammals shrink when Earth heats up — horses the size of cats?

And reporters with brains the size of houseflies.

Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists think it could happen again.

Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new study says.

Warmunism means not having to know the difference between correlation and causation.

University of New Hampshire researcher Abigail D’Ambrosia warned that mammals — but not people — could shrivel in the future under even faster man-made warming.

“It’s something we need to keep an eye out for,” said D’Ambrosia, who led the new work. “The question is how fast are we going to see these changes.”

Not people? That's so disappointing. But by all means, let's keep an eye out for shrinking animals. Abigail's education, by the way, consists of an M.S. in Earth Sciences, a B.A.in Geology and an A.A., Liberal Arts from Greenfield Community College (no relationship to the author.)

Three different species shrank noticeably about 54 million years ago when the planet suddenly heated up. One of them — an early, compact horse — got 14 percent smaller, going from about 17 pounds to 14.6 pounds, according to an analysis of fossil teeth in Wednesday’s journal Science Advances .

“These guys were probably about the size of maybe a dog, then they dwarfed,” said D’Ambrosia. “They may have gone down to the size of a cat.”

So a really small sized horse... got smaller. Why did it shrink? Did nutritional sources dwindle? And how widespread was this shrinkage.

Both D’Ambrosia’s study and that of the earlier warming are based on fossils recovered from the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming. D’Ambrosia said it’s unlikely that the shrinking only happened there.

So we have a process of shrinkage due to Global Warming based on fossils from one location. But why not draw global conclusions across millions of years from the smallest sample size you can get. That's social justice science.

In hotter climates, mammals and other warm-blooded animals need to shed heat so they shrink. 

Someone ought to tell the elephant and the lion. Not to mention the hippo and the rhino. 

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