Adapt or die: Can evolution outrun climate change?


Galapagos. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Across the planet, animal and plant species are on the run. A rapidly changing climate is shifting when and where plants blossom, and forcing creatures big and small to migrate and learn new tactics for survival.

It’s a trend that’s likely to accelerate as scientists expect to see more extreme weather events — intensifying storms and droughts, and greater temperature fluctuations on land and sea. To understand the impact, researchers are flocking to a unique, living lab: the Galapagos Islands…

Read Full Article; CBS News (05-20-2018)

Ecuador creates Galápagos marine sanctuary to protect sharks; Guardian UK (03-21-2016)

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