Global Warming Causes Amuse-bouches
Animals and plants all over the planet are shrinking because of climate change, scientists warned.
Examples include grasses and trees, toads, tortoises, goshawks, gulls, woodrats, Soay sheep and red deer. Even polar bears are starting to get smaller in response to the loss of sea ice, it is claimed.
Experimental research had also shown that for every degree Celsius of warming, plants of various types shrank by between 3 per cent and 17 per cent.
Studies had also shown that corals, oysters, scallops and other calcifying ocean dwellers suffer stunted growth as a result of climate change acidifying the sea. The research, led by Dr David Bickford from the National University of Singapore, is reported in the journal Nature Climate Change.
The scientists pointed out that by 2100 average temperatures could rise by as much as 7C.
The trend could have a major impact on the burgeoning human population, making it harder to feed everyone
Why do I get the feeling the research just consisted of putting woolly socks into a washing machine and turning up the dial to see what happened?
Next week they will announce that mixing red and white animals together is not a good idea either.