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Climate Change Promotes Return of the Reptiles? Maybe.

Remember The Hellstrom Chronicle? That movie that said insects (undoubtedly locusts, cockroaches, and head lice) are the true inheritors of the Earth. They would one day push humans to extinction. Never gonna happen. Why? Because reptiles eat insects. And as global warming goes into effect, not only are the world’s coasts going to be drowned, the environment is going to be increasingly favorable to lizards. You go, gecko!

According to Joshua Amiel and Richard Shine of the University of Sydney, not only do scinid lizards, like the skink pictured above, grow larger in warmer conditions, they are smarter too. Just one more environmental marker to keep your eye on as things heat up.

At any rate, I guess I can catch up on the sleep I’ve been missing ever since that dang movie came out in the 70s.

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