Global Warming is Shrinking Size of Salamanders

July 1, 2014 12:22 PM

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Global Warming is Shrinking Size of Salamanders

A new study has suggested that reducing size of salamanders that live in the Appalachian Mountains is another sign of climate change. As a matter of fact, warmer climate leads small cold-blooded creatures to require more energy to ensure their survival.

Physiological rates increase with the rise in temperature, said co-author Michael Sears, a Clemson University biologist, in a report by the Associated Press (AP). As a result, they are left with less energy got growth.

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