Saturday, November 8, 2008

Climate change pushing lemmings over the edge

While we're on the topic of realignment. I found this interesting article.

Once famous for their numbers, Norwegian lemmings are disappearing, say scientists, who point an accusing finger at global warming.

The hamster-like rodents burst forth in massive numbers from their sub-Arctic homes every three to five years in a frantic search for food.

The mad dash sometimes causes them to race over clifftops and plummet into the sea, thus giving rise to the theory -- now discounted -- of mass suicide.

1 comment:

Robert Christian said...

I had been meaning to research the lemming. Thanks for this. I thought it was a mass suicide but then how would they repopulate if they were all dead? Silly notion :)