Mountain Mammal Skull
Emory University's School of Medicine
This mammal skull was found in the Caucasus mountains in a region of steep climate change. Regional climate experts predict temperature will rise and precipitation will decrease with frequent episodes of thermal and precipitation extremes, leading to desertification and more natural disasters including mudslides and avalanches. These climate changes will not only impact the livelihood of surrounding agriculture communities, but also threaten biodiversity and may make scenes such as this one, commonplace.