Why are today’s snakes smaller? The report concludes that temperatures at the equator were higher (86-93.2 Fahrenheit) than today (82.4 Fahrenheit) and facilitated the large body sizes of air-breathing animals whose body temperatures are dependent on ambient environmental temperatures.
“The Earth was globally warm then,” Bloch said. “There was no ice at the poles, South or North. The remains of palm trees have been found there.”
The possibility of bringing back something like this makes me want to fire up the ol’ Hummer and start driving to my mailbox every day. Hey, we’ve all got a part to play in giant vertebrate restoration.