Climate Change To Totally Devastate Spider Population

As someone who used to be arachnophobic, and is still slightly, I’m really not seeing the downside

(Inquisitr) A new study indicates that the overall temperature increases worldwide caused by global warming will have a devastating effect on spider populations – effects that scientists never saw coming.

A recent study published in The Journal of Experimental Biology says that increased temps will have an effect on spiders the same way they would have on robotics. The study says that most robotics rely on hydraulic pumps to move their limbs or ‘parts.’ Thos pumps in robotics, are, in fact, not that different from how spiders move their own limbs, where, in the place of muscles, they have joints that inflate with something called haemolymph to straighten.

Apparently, when it gets warmer spiders get faster but more clumsy. Strangely, spiders seem to do better in warmer climates than cooler ones (hence the reason we haven’t yet seen any photos of the Arctic Hissing Spider), and they’ve survived multiple warm periods throughout the Holocene. Oh, hey, and the American Mountain Goat is in danger, too

The American mountain goat has been called the greatest mountaineer the peaks ever have known, but now that high altitudes are warming – at a rate two to three times faster than the rest of the planet – the animals’ future is less than certain.

I wonder how they survived warm periods which were much warmer in the past.

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4 Responses to “Climate Change To Totally Devastate Spider Population”

  1. Hank_M says:

    Whatever you do, don’t read the linked article with a mouth full of coffee or another beverage. Unless you don’t mind having to clean your monitor.

    The conclusions, referencing someone named Anna Ahn, are worded as:

    Ahn suspects

    followed by…..

    Ahn guesses

    Now that is settled science.

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  3. John says:

    Teach you are slesys talking about ” but they survived”
    But not all did some died off while others thrived
    People themselves havee adapted and thrive in the current conditions
    Change for many humans (not the most privileged ) may be problematical
    When we often point other’s flaws (such as Obama’s “narcissim”) we are sometimes projecting our own short comings
    If Onama was too self centered and not empathetic he probably would not care for the living conditions of the other human beings

  4. Sam L. says:

    Your evidence of him caring for other human beings is? Iran’s Green Revolution of ’09? Iraqis? Afghans? Israelis? Republicans?

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