Cold-blooded species face wipeout as cannot cope global warming, study says

Independent: Many lizard and insect species could be completely wiped out by global warming because they cannot evolve quickly enough to deal with rising temperatures, a new report warns. Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on cold-blooded animals – known as ectotherms – because they cannot regulate their own body temperatures. Being particularly sensitive to their surrounding environment, these creatures can only tolerate temperatures just a few degrees above their normal range before they overheat and......

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