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    Weatherman2020 Educating Libs Since 1978

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    2017:
    The American pika, a small mammal adapted to high altitudes and cold temperatures, has died out from a 165-square-mile span of habitat in California's northern Sierra Nevada mountains, and the cause appears to be climate change, according to a new study published August 30 in PLOS ONE.

    Read more at: American pika disappears from large area of California's Sierra Nevada mountains


    2018:
    Seems mammals can move around. Who woulda thunk:

    “This evidence provides an important new perspective on the status of pikas in the Great Basin,” said Connie Millar, a senior research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station and lead author of the study. “Pikas are persisting broadly across the region, and these findings give us reason to believe that the species is able to tolerate a wider set of habitat and climate conditions than previously understood.”

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full...rt&utm_medium=publicity&utm_campaign=JMR05055
     
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    Good for the pika, whatever that is.
     
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    They manage to survive the much warmer Climatic Optimism of the early Holocene, as well as the Minoan, Roman, MWP warmer than now periods.
     
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    A pika is a small mammal, with short limbs, very round body, rounded ears, and no external tail. They resemble their close cousin the rabbit, but with shorter ears. en.wikipedia.org

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    I want to know, do they taste good?
     
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    Taste like chicken I hear
     
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    It’s cute! Lol
     
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