The climate has always fluctuated. As a rule, the warmer periods are by far preferable, resulting in more pleasant conditions and greater farmable areas, in contrast to periods of cold like the one that almost caused the human race to go extinct. But global warming does have downsides, as listed in the Warmlist. One of them is the threat of shrinking animals:
Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists think it could happen again. …
Three different species shrank noticeably about 54 million years ago when the planet suddenly heated up. One of them — an early, compact horse — got 14 percent smaller, going from about 17 pounds to 14.6 pounds, according to an analysis of fossil teeth in Wednesday’s journal Science Advances.
Also, there was some kind of monkey that happened to shrink about 4%, and another horse-like creature that got smaller.
Sounds like a real crisis is on the way. Good thing farmers are already making their preparations:
On a tip from Lyle.