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But the discovery in August of the well-preserved thigh bone in Siberia has increased the chances of a successful cloning.

Global warming has thawed ground in eastern Russia that is usually almost permanently frozen, leading to the discoveries of a number of frozen mammoths, the report said.

Of course, this raises other concerns – what does it mean for a species to go extinct anymore? And what of the laws intended to protect it? Story via Marginal Revolution.

6 Responses to “The Social Cost of Carbon, Modestly Attenuated?”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    Interesting angle on the story.

    Some people were excited about the idea of mammoth steaks. I’m more interested in what it means for shoes. I’m already a big fan of shell cordovan. This could be another option. I wonder what an abattoir for mammoths would look like?

  2. Speedmaster says:

    And I forgot, lots of ivory!

  3. Harry says:

    Just what we need, mammoths. Maybe they eat kudzu and stink bugs. Speedmaster beat me to the punch about the steaks and the ivory.

  4. Harry says:

    I also liked, “…usually always permanently frozen.”

    That describes one of my old computers, the 486 running Windows 3.11. Speedmaster will get a chuckle about that.

  5. chuck martel says:

    A herd of mammoths dwaddling across I-80 between Big Springs and Denver is going to slow up some parcel post deliveries.

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