Animals could shrink with climate change

Scotsman: Global warming could lead to dwarfism in animals, according to new international research. Fossil evidence shows many mammals became significantly smaller during ancient warming events, and now scientists are predicting the same thing could happen in response to clim­ate change caused by humans. Palaeontologists had long known that early ancestors of monkeys, horses and deer showed a dramatic decrease in size during a period of warming called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which......

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