News / UK and world by Press Association July 23, 2018, 4:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Sheltered pockets of cool habitat in the British countryside could come to the rescue of species threatened by climate change, say scientists. Hummocky hillsides and shaded valleys provide local “microclimates” in which vulnerable flora and fauna can seek refuge, research suggests. After analysing five million records of plants and animals collected by members of the public, experts concluded that a number of these sheltered spots or “refugia” are already being used by species sensitive to warming. They include butterflies, beetles and plants that have started to disappear from the warmer parts of their geographical range. By the end of the century, many native British species will be experiencing intolerable temperatures, forcing them to move northwards and uphill, say the researchers. Lead scientist Dr Andrew Suggitt, from the University of York, said: “It is tempting to think it might be quite nice for the UK to warm up by a few degrees, but this will actually be really bad news for many of our native animals and plants that are adapted to our cooler, wetter climate. “However, refugia within the varied… Read full this story
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