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Climate change battering the world’s lizards

An Oustalet’s chameleon wanders across a sandy landscape near Isalo, Madagascar. This species is one of the world’s largest chameleons. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler, 2009.

A new study finds that lizards are vanishing due to the impact of a warmer world. Unless effective action is taken to lower carbon emissions the study warns that 20 percent of the world’s lizard could vanish forever by 2080. The study found that lizards in Madagascar, home to about half of the world’s chameleons, are especially vulnerable.

To see more about how climate change is impacting lizards: Climate change devastating lizards worldwide: 20 percent estimated to face extinction .

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