Species go on the run from the climate

Animals and plants are fleeing the effects of climate change far faster than first expected, new research suggests. Animal species are starting to move away from the Earth’s warm equatorial belt at a rate equivalent to 20 cm (8 inches) per hour, a team of British-led scientists claimed.

“This has been going on for the last 40 years and is set to continue for at least the rest of this century,” said lead scientist and conservation biologist Prof Chris Thomas, from the University of York. In England, the comma butterfly has moves 220km (137 miles) northwards from central England to Edinburgh in only two decades.

The research calculated that every ten years on average, species had moved 18 kilometres (11 miles) in the direction of the poles. Shifts to higher evaluations were at the rate of 12m (39ft) per decade.

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