"Evidence of declining fertility in humans and wildlife is growing. While
chemicals in our environment have been identified as a major cause, our new
research shows there’s another looming threat to animal fertility: climate
We know animals can die when temperatures rise to extremes they cannot endure.
However, our research suggests males of some species can become infertile even
at less extreme temperatures.
This means the distribution of species may be limited by the temperatures at
which they can reproduce, rather than the temperatures at which they can
These findings are important, because they mean we may be underestimating the
impacts of climate change on animals – and failing to identify the species most
likely to become extinct."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics