Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Weird and The Global Warming to Blame?

More recently, there has been discoveries of weird animal species and mutations. Starting at my homeland of Long Island, the "Montauk Monster" was discovered last summer. It resembles something like an over-sized rat but with a beak. No one knows where it came from or what it is, but another creature like it was found and killed in Panama. The next animal, which I was surprised to find out that it's not the only one of its kind, is a two-faced kitten born in Ohio. Another feline frenzy happened in China - a cat actually sprouted wings. They say it was during a 'hot spell' and genetic experts claim it is a "a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition." This blogger believes the heat, most likely from global warming, defected the cat's genes which caused the mutataion. Although there are bones in the pertrusions, they doubt the cat will gain the ability to would be fun to see though.
So many animal deformities and mutations make me wonder if the increased global temperature is to blame. Humans have also been affected by mutations such as mermaid syndrome or the girl born in India with 8 limbs, who is believed to be the reincarnation of the goddess Lakshmi.
Whether it be the changing global climate or simply the effects of evolution, we cannot ignore the fact that our world is constantly changing and the beings and creatures that change along with it. One can only wonder what the Earth will look like in the years to come.

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