5 Animals That May Benefit From Global Warming

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Several scientific studies have suggested that mosquitoes are already adapting to global warming.  Animals with shorter life cycles are able to adapt far more quickly than animals with very long life cycles because the population dies off and is replaced more often over a given period of time.

Mosquitoes already thrive in warm, moist environments, and as more places are becoming habitable, it expands their distribution ranges. As mosquitoes in Africa and South America expand farther north, they may unfortunately carry with them diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and West Nile virus.

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