UA study: Species can’t evolve fast enough to adjust to climate change

Tucson Sentinel: As temperatures around the world rise, a recent study has shown hundreds of species would need to evolve about 10,000 times faster than they have in the past to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years. The study, which was led by University of Arizona ecologist John J. Wiens, analyzed the way species adapted to climate change in the past, using data from 540 living species from all major groups of terrestrial vertebrates, including amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals,......

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