"Climate Change Is Shrinking Species, Research Suggests"

"Climate change's laundry list of impacts — melting glaciers and rising sea levels, shifts in timing for bird migration and flower budding, a poleward shift of species — just got a new addition: shrinking species."

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No, not population sizes, but a diminution in the size of the animals by comparison with the pre-global warming days.

It's not that scientists are expecting humans to shrink in size, or mini-pandas and mini-panthers to join the ranks of miniature poodles."

Rachel Nuwer reports for the New York Times' Green blog October 16, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Climate Change Spawns The Incredible Shrinking Ant" (Reuters)

 

Monday, October 17, 2011