The same lizards that survived through previous cool and warm (much warmer than today) periods, as well as the last glacial period. It’s almost like they adapt to survive climatic changes or something
(Science) A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate change may have little impact on many species of tropical lizards, contradicting a host of recent studies that predict their widespread extinction in a rapidly warming planet.
The findings appear in the journal Global Change Biology.
Most predictions that tropical cold-blooded animals, especially forest lizards, will be hard hit by climate change are based on global-scale measurements of environmental temperatures, which miss much of the fine-scale variation in temperature that individual animals experience on the ground, said the article’s lead author, Michael Logan, a Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology.
You mean lizards are able to survive in a range of temps? Weird.
The overall results suggest that global-scale predictions generated using low-resolution temperature data may overestimate the vulnerability of many tropical lizards to climate change.
Life on Earth is able to survive in a wide range of temps. Look at your fish tank. If the temps change a degree or two do the fish immediately die? Or, is thermometer in a wider range? I’ve had tanks for decades, from big to small. Fish do fine in a range between 68 and 82. That’s short term. In the long term, life adapts. Warmists attempt to create studies with “low-resolution variability” in order to make doom worthy prognostications. The reality of life on Earth says different.
PS: Ye Olde NY Times editorial board is whining about “climate change” and hitting CO2 at 400ppm, failing to note that it did not happen. And they really want Obama to use executive action, something they were dead set against when President Bush was in office.
And, dangnabit all, they still use fossil fueled vehicles to deliver their tree killing editions, and refuse to do away with their air conditioning.