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“Are Lizards Toast?”

That’s the title of a commentary in Science—and a terrifying study that accompanies it—about the wave of extinctions decimating lizards, like today’s Endangered All-Star, on five continents. Forty percent of lizard species could vanish by 2080, and it’s entirely down to global warming, not habitat loss. Although lizards are clever at evading heat—retiring to the shade—they can’t get enough active hunting in to keep their strength up. They then fail to reproduce. Grim news. There are good assessments on Mongabay, the BBC and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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