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Rear Mirror: Lizard Extinctions?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Source: CO2 Science

Reference
Chamaille-Jammes, S., Massot, M., Aragon, P. and Clobert, J. 2006. Global warming and positive fitness response in mountain populations of common lizards Lacerta vivipara. Global Change Biology 12: 392-402.

Background
Many are the predictions of species extinctions arising from warming-induced changes in the characteristics of regions to which the species are endemic. See our major report – The Specter of Species Extinction: Will Global Warming Decimate Earth’s Biosphere? – for many examples of the concept, as well as a multitude of evidences that reveal it to be wholly unrealistic. Then, read on to discover another such example. (more…)

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