Climate change causes animals to shrink

In a review of past studies researchers have found that 38 of 85 documented plants and animals have shrunk in size due to climate change.

It is believe species are shrinking in size as a response to climate change.

“There is a trend in a number of organisms across the board, from plants to big vertebrates, getting smaller,” study co-author Jennifer Sheridan, a biology researcher at the University of Alabama, told The Age.

With crop plants and protein sources likely to be negatively affected by the response to climate change there could be an impact on human nutrition.

Read more at Nature Climate Change