17 Feb '12, 7pm

Climate change threatens traditional [bird] marriage

Climate change threatens traditional [bird] marriage

Here’s a reason for Republicans to finally care about climate change: It threatens straight monogamous bird marriage . According to a new study, unpredictable climates cause birds to Gingrich it up, making them more likely to play the field rather than sticking with one partner. Birds typically bond with one partner for a season, and sometimes for longer — most birds play the field at least a little, but the ones in the study were “socially monogamous,” i.e. they shack up with a single partner even if they’re also running around sowing their wild birdseed. The researchers focused on mating outside the partnered pair (which they referred to in the paper as “infidelity”) and switching to a new breeding partnership (referred to as “divorce”). And they found that more unpredictable climates drove infidelity and divorce rates up. The idea is that female birds will choose mates ...

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