"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."


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.


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


Monday, October 17, 2011