Why climate change could be fatal for lizards

A warming world may be more dangerous for the world’s thousands of lizard species than previously thought, new research suggests.

As cold-blooded animals, lizards rely on the external environment to regulate their internal temperature by rotating between sun and shade. That makes them particularly sensitive to climate change and a number of species and local populations of lizards have already gone extinct as a result.

Previous studies, however, may have underestimated just how susceptible lizards are to the changing climate. READ MORE.