Rising temperatures may cause problems for cold-blooded critters

tokay gecko

A new study finds that ectotherms — cold-blooded creatures like this gecko — may have trouble acclimatizing to global warming, and lizards and insects may have even less capacity for adapting to rising temperatures than do organisms such as fish and crustaceans.

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