Category Archives: National Academy of Sciences

Reptiles Slowly but Steadily Feeling the Heat

Recently we’ve been discussing the effects of climate change on various species such as pikas, polar bears and birds. Today we’ll turn our attention to reptiles. Like pikas, reptiles are moving upslope according to research conducted by the American Museum of Natural History. As they move upslope in response to warming caused habitat loss, they will eventually run out of habitat and gradually go extinct. The Museum’s research showed an average shift upslope of 62 to 167 feet, a substantial… Continue reading