First mammal declared extinct due to climate change

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    Climate change has claimed its first mammalian species, according to a new report by Australian scientists.
    Researchers from Australia's University of Queensland and Queensland Government say a rodent, known as the Bramble Cay melomys, or mosaic-tailed rat, which lived on Bramble Cay, a small sandy island in the Great Barrier Reef, has died out due to "rising sea levels and an increased incidence of extreme weather events," the first mammal on record to be declared extinct "due solely (or primarily) to anthropogenic climate change."

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