Cleaning up the rubbish: Australian megafauna extinctions

A month ago I published this post: https://4thenaturesake.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/climate-change-not-human-activity-led-to-megafauna-extinction/ about how climate change drove megafauna to extinction and not the human activity.
There is now an excellent reply to this idea. Hope you will enjoy as much as me with this debate.

ConservationBytes.com

diprotodonA few weeks ago I wrote a post about how to run the perfect scientific workshop, which most of you thought was a good set of tips (bizarrely, one person was quite upset with the message; I saved him the embarrassment of looking stupid online and refrained from publishing his comment).

As I mentioned at the end of post, the stimulus for the topic was a particularly wonderful workshop 12 of us attended at beautiful Linnaeus Estate on the northern coast of New South Wales (see Point 5 in the ‘workshop tips’ post).

But why did a group of ecological modellers (me, Barry Brook, Salvador Herrando-Pérez, Fréd Saltré, Chris Johnson, Nick Beeton), ancient DNA specialists (Alan Cooper), palaeontologists (Gav Prideaux), fossil dating specialists (Dizzy Gillespie, Bert Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs) and palaeo-climatologists (Michael Bird

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