A Sucker Evolves Every Minute
For the first time, scientists have identified an animal — the pitcher-plant mosquito — that is evolving in response to global warming. Two University of Oregon scientists found that some of the mosquitoes are taking advantage of the longer summers brought about by global warming by delaying their hibernation — a process that is controlled genetically. The mosquitoes then have a longer reproductive season, giving them an evolutionary advantage. Meanwhile, if you’re wondering how human beings are planning to adapt to global warming, venture to the Grist Magazine website to get the inside scoop on the climate change negotiations in Morocco from our correspondent on the scene.