The Arctic isn’t alone

Small temperature changes near the equator could have a big impact on some animals

4:07pm, May 5, 2008

Insects, turtles and other creatures that regulate their body temperature externally may find themselves in hot water as global temperatures increase, a new study finds.

In the tropics, many of these animals are already living at the temperatures their bodies like best and therefore they have less wiggle room for dealing with a warming world than animals living elsewhere.

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