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Elephants: Earth’s Giant Climate Change Canaries

November 2, 2023

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Read time:

5-15 mins
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Presented by The Record

Did you know that an elephant’s trunk has hundreds of thousands of small muscles inside it? University of Michigan researcher Bill Sanders has spent 40 years tracking 60 million years of Afro-Arabian proboscidean—elephants and their ordinal relatives—evolution. In this article from The Record, Sanders talks about his research and explains what the diminishing population of elephants in the region tells us about climate change.

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