Study: Global warming to outpace evolution — species won’t adapt, they’ll just go extinct

“Earth’s regional climate zones will shift more quickly in response to warming as the globe grows hotter in coming decades, according to a study published online in Nature Climate Change on Sunday. This is likely to make it harder for species to cope, raising the risk of extinction.”

Read more at Nature.

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4 responses to “Study: Global warming to outpace evolution — species won’t adapt, they’ll just go extinct

  1. Picture caption: “As the planet warms and tundra shifts poleward, this Alaskan reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) will have to work harder to keep up.”

    As reindeer currently travel 5,000 kilometers per year, Nature once again demonstrates that they are Madison Avenue nature lovers with no real knowledge of the wild.

  2. Apparently, they didn’t get the memo about global temps remaining essentially flat for the last 17 years.

  3. This reminds me of Japan as the 2nd WW wound down. They became desperate and launched the barrage baloons most of which never reached the US. They tried the Kamakazi bombers and the suicide submarines which were also a failure. Their level of desperation reveals their level of fear.

  4. Snorbert Zangox

    Yet another paper that depends on accurate forecasts from climate models that cannot even keep up with the existing 17-year climate change. Why do these _______ (fill in the blank with a word of your choice) continue to take the output of these woefully inaccurate models as gospel truth and make ______ (fill in another word) of themselves?

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