From the Ozzies
You thought penguins were in gravest danger of extinction from global warming.You can read the whole story if you want - it's hilarious. The IPCC predict an increase in temps by what, less than 1 degree in the next 100 years. Do these vets and dog-owners figure they and their pets are gonna be around that long??
Now bulldogs, boxers, Pekinese, pugs and French mastiffs are among the breeds of dogs that may not see out many more Australian summers, experts say.
Rising temperatures could also cast aside Persian cats in favour of fuller-faced felines. "Darwin's theory will take care of them," he said. "They won't be around in the future; they won't last."
The director of Melbourne University's veterinary teaching hospital, Mark Davis, said dog owners should act responsibly by opting for long-nosed or long-tongued breeds such as greyhounds or golden retrievers. Dogs cool themselves by panting, which makes summer more difficult for breeds like bulldogs and pugs, which typically have squashed airways.
"It will be more sensible to not have those breeds as a pet because as it gets hotter they are going to struggle more," he said.
A Tom Nelson find.