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Climate change will leave Edith’s checkerspot butterflies out of sync

By Steve Toub As part of our continuing series examining the impacts of climate change on endangered species, we’ll now address how the rapid, disruptive climate change impacts the Edith’s checkerspot butterfly. The butterfly is so sensitive to climate that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change says it acts as an “early warning indicator of climate change in North America.” Bay checkerspot butterfly – T.W.Davies (c) California Academy of Sciences Two subspecies… Continue reading