"Climate Change Threatens the World’s Parasites (That’s Not Good)"

"As many as one in three parasite species may go extinct in the next century, a new study finds, which is not cause for celebration."

"Animals around the world are on the move. So are their parasites.

Recently, scientists carried out the first large-scale study of what climate change may do to the world’s much-loathed parasites. The team came to a startling conclusion: as many as one in three parasite species may face extinction in the next century.

As global warming raises the planet’s temperature, the researchers found, many species will lose territory in which to survive. Some of their hosts will be lost, too."

Carl Zimmer reports for the New York Times September 13, 2017.

Source: NY Times, 09/14/2017