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    Could Humans Become Smaller in Response to Climate Change?

    Could Humans Become Smaller in Response to Climate Change?

    Throughout history, species have evolved to adapt to their changing surroundings. Now, with skyrocketing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and intensifying climate change, some experts believe humans will evolve to better withstand the warming world. Steve Brusatte, a professor of paleontology at the University of Edinburgh, expects humans to shrink for a better chance […]

    How Urban Isolation Could Make Snakes More Vulnerable to Climate Change

    How Urban Isolation Could Make Snakes More Vulnerable to Climate Change

    Could urbanization make it harder for some animals to adapt to the climate crisis?  A study published in the journal PLOS ONE last year found that the populations of Western tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus occidentalis) that were the most cut off from others due to urbanization in and around Perth, Australia, had reduced genetic diversity, […]

    How Fishing May Contribute to Climate Change

    How Fishing May Contribute to Climate Change

    From coral bleaching to ocean acidification, there is lots of discussion about how the climate crisis harms marine life. But is it possible that the loss of undersea animals could actually worsen the impacts of climate change?  A study published in Science Advances last year found that the amount of carbon sequestered as fish dung […]

    ‘Not Just a Science’ Vanderbilt University’s New Major Offers a New Way to Study Climate Change

    ‘Not Just a Science’ Vanderbilt University’s New Major Offers a New Way to Study Climate Change

    When most people think about a degree in climate studies, they often picture something in the STEM field. And rightfully so, as most universities offer climate science majors that typically lead to degrees in engineering or economics. But Vanderbilt University is changing that starting in Fall 2022 with the launch of its new interdisciplinary climate and environmental studies major.