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Climate Change Is Already Altering the World’s Gene Pool

Climate Change Is Already Altering the World’s Gene Pool

Postby Skilpadde » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:18 pm

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/10 ... mals-sizes

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/11 ... -our-genes

A new study finds that a warming world is interfering with genetics, body mass, and the sex ratios of the planet’s wildlife.

Most species seem to be shrinking, including salamanders and butterflies, while birds seem to grow. Other physical changes include decreased thermoregulation and altered wing and bill length in birds.

Some species see a change in sex ration, for instance lizards see more males, while turtles see more females being hatched.

Warmer climate also make plants bloom earlier and for a longer time. Lowland species move into mountainous areas, and fish spawning and seasonal migrations are also changing.
"And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be." — Dr. Seuss
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