Italy's Goats Are Shrinking


In this article Brian Howard tells us about how Italy’s mountain goats are shrinking because of global warming, he says that they now weigh roughly twenty-five percent less than they did thirty years ago. A reason for this may be that the goats are adapting to by spending less time foraging and more time resting, shrinking may help them adapt to global warming because the smaller they are, the easier they shed heat. The climate may also be directly changing their behavior, resting more in the day which is indirectly affecting their food. Brian ends by telling us that climate change may also be affecting livestock, he says that in upcoming decades livestock eating less from climate change will give less meat.



National Geographic
prepared by CJ

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