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Biology’s Sarah Diamond discusses animals adapting to global climate change

Meet the animals that can handle extreme heat
National GeographicSarah Diamond, associate professor of biology, lent her expertise on ant evolution to research and discussion about how some animals are adapting to a rapidly warming global climate. “While evolution on its own might not be enough to keep pace with climate change for a lot of the species we’ve studied so far, it can buy us more time,” she said. Diamond’s research has shown that ants living in urban environments can evolve over multiple generations to  tolerate up to three more degrees Fahrenheit, from 115 to 118.