Urban evolution

This article makes me think that flora and fauna may be able to evolve at the rate of climate change (or maybe not)

Now, you could take a very rose-tinted view of this and ask why we care about the environment. Species will adapt to it. That’s what you’re showing. Well, the answer is, most species won’t adapt. Some will, but most won’t, and that’s why cities aren’t full of giraffes, and elephants, and many other animals. They can’t adapt to our surroundings, so they haven’t adapted. But by studying the evolutionary process going on in cities, it’s a great opportunity to understand what determines whether one species can make it and another won’t, and what we might do to promote the persistence of these species

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