Fight Climbit Change! Bring Back the Mammoth

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“Clone ’em, Dano!”

Say hey! Did you know there’s a Harvard Woolly Mammoth Revival Team? And they’ve got a little science project, straight out of Jurassic Park, to fight imaginary Global Warming [trumpet fanfare]–by bringing back the woolly mammoth! (https://www.livescience.com/62569-mammoth-elephant-hybrid-help-climate.html)

The project director flat-out denies they have any interest in doing what was done in the Jurassic Park movies, and then describes what they’re gonna do, which is exactly what they did in Jurassic Park and its sequels. They don’t want the whole mammoth: just the bits that resist cold. So they’ll mix mammoth DNA with elephant DNA and grow the critters in the laboratory. Psst, dude! That’s exactly how they got into all that trouble in Jurassic World!

The idea is to fight off Global Warming by turning a whole buncha mammoth-elephant-whatevers loose in Siberia to knock down the trees and trample the snow, which will keep the permafrost from suddenly thawing out because of SUVs and toilet paper and oh man oh man we’re all gonna die–!

Absent from the calculation is knowledge of what caused mammoths to go extinct in the first place, not to mention any sure knowledge of just how they interacted with their environment, and with what result. Which came first–the extinction of the woolly mammoth, or the forests that now cover much of Siberia where the mammoths used to live?

Aw, hell, we don’t need to know all that stuff before we grow a million mammoths in the lab and sick ’em on the trees.

Maybe they didn’t see Jurassic World. 

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

10 responses to “Fight Climbit Change! Bring Back the Mammoth

  • Phoebe

    Herds of mammoths are going to be very, very hungry. Let’s hope they don’t turn out to have been carnivores. But even herbivores will do an interesting job of atmospheric oxygen depletion if they eat up all the vegetation. Oh, well. As long as we’re fighting climbit change, who cares?

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  • UnKnowable

    We gotta find a way to package this and sell it for lawn food. They may not have brought back the wooly mammoth, but they have enough manure for a a massive heard of them. 🙂

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  • Watchman

    That didn’t seem to work out to well for the mammoths the first time around.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Consequences? You mean there might be consequences? These are scientists! They don’t deal in consequences! They envision things and poof – it happens just as they imagined!

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  • David Ingram (@debater2016)

    Today I had the ordeal of sitting through a “science” video over and over again about animal extinction, which was really a propaganda piece to brainwash young brains full of mush. The part about how Asians are killing off the shark because of their love of shark soup was interesting, but overall planet Earth is doomed if we don’t all become vegetarians over night. What galled me the most was at the end of the video the Baby Boomers were blamed for Climite Change.

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  • SLIMJIM

    Sigh…another attempt by secular man to play God

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