24 Feb '12, 10pm

Animals Shrink with Climate Change | Care2 Healthy Living

Animals Shrink with Climate Change | Care2 Healthy Living

A tremendous increase in carbon over fifty million years ago cause the planet to warm by about ten degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of the temperature rise, some animals survived by shrinking in size, sometimes by as much as fifty percent . About a third of the existing mammals at the time reacted to the hotter temperatures by shrinking. Researchers say during the hotter period there were horses the size of pet cats. Other species such as beetles, bees, spiders, algae, gophers and woodrats and some birds were also smaller. That such animal shrinkage happened on a large scale all those millions of years ago points to the potential for it to happen again, as the planet once again undergoes an increase in surface temperatures. “This has implications, potentially, for what we might expect to see over the next century or two, at least with some of the climate models that are pre...

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