Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Camels may save us from extinction in "a world of human-induced climate change"!

Camels may again become the favourite mode of transport in
a "a world of human-induced climate change". But, as this video shows, it´s not going
to be easy to get a camel driving licence!

Finally scientists have found a better mode of transport than a Prius or a Tesla - the camel! According to this article, dromedaries may even save humanity from extinction caused by global warming!:

It’s ironic that an animal that would have died out without human intervention is now poised to be among the best adapted for a world of human-induced climate change. Earth of the future is getting hotter, and deserts are expanding — both because of changing weather and because of land use and agricultural practices. Dromedaries are naturally adapted to a hot, dry climate, and as a result they could be amazing partners to humans in a changing world, providing food and transportation for communities in areas where the agricultural potential is marginal.

Dromedaries will be better at adapting to the future world because of the genetic variation that is a result of their history as desert wanderers. Having a large variety of genes in a population ups the odds that at least a few of them will be well-adapted to the changing environment. These survivors will pass on their good genes to offspring, allowing for a population to grow that is well suited to the new environmental condition.
Our human ancestors once saved the dromedary from extinction. Now it’s their turn to save us.

However, you should know that good baby camels do not come cheap. Be prepared to pay at least $10,000.00 for "an amazing partner in a changing world".

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