The link between global warming and shrinking animals

The way in which global warming causes many of the world’s organism to shrink has been revealed for the first time.

Almost all cold-blooded organisms are affected by a phenomenon known as the ‘temperature-size rule’, describing how individuals of the same species reach a smaller adult size when reared at warmer temperatures.

The finding could have profound implications for understanding how global warming impacts entire food webs and the world’s ecosystems.

Read more at Queen Mary, University of London