I can’t decide whether this story is proof that climate change isn’t all gloom-and-doom all the time, or whether climate change is just one more aspect of the Oppressive Patriarchy.
From Science Daily:
A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change – the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. The University of Adelaide study is the first to show how mating behaviour could change under the warmer waters and more acidic oceans brought by climate change. . .
“On top of that, where there had been variation in large claw size throughout the population, suddenly all the males had large claws. This happened within a few generations.
“It seems that sexual selection for this attractiveness trait could mean that every male was equally attractive to the females, resulting in very large numbers of females – almost 80% – becoming pregnant, causing a massive population explosion.”