Animals that are smaller and that can breed more quickly develop genetic adaptations to global warming faster than larger, slower-breeding animals. Thus species like Canadian red squirrels, German black cap birds, and North American mosquitoes are adjusting to longer and hotter summers and shorter winters with both behavioral and genetic changes affecting migration, range, and breeding patterns.
Human beings are definitely the best equipped animals, and if they do a good enough job the rest of the animal kingdom should be mostly alright. After humans, the animals that live with humans would fair best, such as small mammals (raccoons, rodents, etc) and insects (ants, termites, flies, etc).
The animals that have evolved the least over the past hundred million years are crocodilians, sharks, and insects. These are all species that have existed in one form or another since the time of the dinosaurs, it is likely that they will be around for quite some time.
Right away, raccoons come to mind. Climate change aside, some animals are more adaptable. Some animals (usually the ones that become endangered) have very specific habitat needs, they couldn’t realistically co-habitate with humans. These populations start to decline when human civilizations creep into their areas.
So logically, animals that are adaptable to human environments are the ones who would also be adaptable to climate change scenarios. Raccoons, rats, coyotes, etc.
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