Another remarkable result of the global climate crisis, which is one of the biggest problems in the world, has emerged. Global warming has caused animals to change shape to cope with the heat. Experts at Deakin University examining changing patterns of species have found that the climate crisis may be at the root of many of the observed changes. The team found evidence of limb enlargement of up to 10 percent.
BIGGER BEC, EAR AND LEGS
According to the results of a study published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution; As the world heats up, many warm-blooded animals evolve to have bigger beaks, ears, and legs to better regulate their body temperature.
In hot climates, the beaks of birds and the ears of mammals are usually larger to dissipate excess body heat.
THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GROW LIKE THE HOT PLANET
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Experts at Deakin University in Australia, examining previous studies of various shape-shifting species, found evidence of changes in the size of secondary organs of up to 10 percent. He expects that number to increase even more as our planet warms.
MOMS ALSO CHANGE SHAPE
Mammalian species are also undergoing notable changes, the researchers say. While most studies of the effects of climate change on mammals have focused on overall body size, some researchers have also observed changes in body extensions. specific. For example, while the tail of the shrews lengthened, the masked shrews had both tails and legs. It was determined that the size of the ears, tails, legs and wings of bats increased with warming.
THIS IS MUCH LONGER THAN THE TIME NEEDED FOR EVOLUTION
Environmentalist Sara Ryding, author of the article, says: “When we discuss climate change, we often ask, ‘Can people get over it?’ or “what technology can solve this problem?” questions are asked. Now is the time for us to understand that animals too have to adapt to these changes. Usually this happens in a much shorter time than is necessary for evolution. The climate change that we have created is putting great pressure on them. “Some species will adapt to it, others unfortunately not.”
To find evidence that climate change can trigger changes, Ryding and his colleagues studied shape changes in a wide variety of species, from Chinese macaws and bats to pigs and rabbits. The team noted that the changes occurred in very different geographic regions and in a wide variety of species, and that no common potential cause could be found other than climate change.
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According to Dailymail News, researchers said the most obvious pattern of shape change was detected in birds. For example, Australian parrot species have shown an average increase in beak size of 4 to 10 percent since 1871. This growth appears to be directly related to changes in average summer temperature each year. Black-eyed juncos, a type of small sparrow found in North America, have also been found to have larger bills in conjunction with extreme temperatures.
WE ARE NOT SRS THAT ALL SPECIES CAN CHANGE AND SURVIVE
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“The increases in appendage size that we have seen so far are quite small, less than 10%, so changes are unlikely to be immediately noticeable. However, large appendages such as the ears should continue to grow. . So, in the not too -a distant future, a real Dumbo (“Shape change doesn’t mean animals face climate change and all is well. It just means they evolved to survive. However, other ecological consequences of these changes may arise. “We don’t know what happened or if all species could change and survive,” he also warned.