Can climate change cause the development of smaller animal breeds?



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    Yes definitely. Global warming may cause the increase of certain types of mutations. These mutations can definitely cause smaller animal breeds. I believe this is likely because largery animals, those higher up on the food chain, need a healthier environment. Global warming is destroying their environment. 

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    Global warming does not cause mutations that are adaptive. Most mutations will result in an organism dieing off or having a lower fitness than other members of its species. Disregard what the person who answered this question before me said. However, it will result in the development in smaller organisms having higher reproductive success. Smaller organisms have less surface area, which allows them to stay cooler than larger organisms. So overall, global warming will result in the evolution of smaller animal breeds reproducing more than larger breeds.

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