October 22, 2010
Afflicted by Climate Change, Japanese Bears Attack
Posted by Dave Blount at October 22, 2010 7:20 AM
Bear attacks have shot up in Japan this year and sightings of the animals have spiked, a trend blamed on climatic changes and shifting land use patterns, officials and media reports said on Wednesday.
At least four people were killed and 80 wounded in bear attacks between April and September in the island-nation, much of which is covered in mountain forests, topping last year's total of 64 attacks, said broadcaster NHK.
It's a good thing climate never varied until recently, or we would all have been eaten by bears long ago.
Any further climate fluctuation could cause bears to mutate horrifically.
On a tip from BURNING HOT.