It’s not a question you’re likely to ask, but researchers in Australia did.
And because they did, we now know that climate change appears to make lizards smarter.
What good is it to know that? You decide. Personally, Earth Preservers thinks it’s cool knowing that lizards, if they are allowed to incubate in warmer surroundings, may be as smart as birds.
Not that it will do them much good in the long run. Scientists believe that climate change may wipe out one out of every five species of lizard in the world – some four or five in total.
To find out more, read this story from Mongabay.com.
Every day a scientist somewhere in the world is discovering something that changes what we know about and how we view the environment. It can be a new species, an environmentally-friendlier way to make things, a new approach to solving climate change. Because many of these scientific discoveries have the potential to change our lives in profound ways, Earth Preservers devotes an entire section to “Eco-Science.”