Whether or not these results of the study will apply to other species (Species), including humans such as mammals, is not yet clear, but it is certainly possible to see such an effect in animals.
Increasing infertility in humans and wildlife (Infertility) Evidence of this is continuously being found. The chemicals present in our environment are said to be the major reason for this, but new research has revealed that the fertility of animals (Fertility) But another big danger is facing climate change. It is known by all that animals can die due to increase in endurance due to the rise in temperature. However, new research has found that males of some species can become infertile even at low temperatures.
This means that the spread of the species may be limited by the temperature at which they breed, rather than the temperature at which they can live. These results are significant because it shows that we are underestimating the effect of climate change on animals and have failed to understand which species may be endangered.
High temperature affects fertility
Researchers were aware until some time ago that the fertility of animals is more sensitive to temperature. For example, research has shown that effectively increasing the temperature by two degrees Celsius reduces the size of coral eggs and the production of sperm and, in whirlpools and flies, successful reproduction decreases very rapidly at high temperatures .
High temperatures also affect sperm production or fertility in cows, pigs, fish and birds. However, the temperatures responsible for infertility have not been included in estimates that explain how climate change affects biodiversity. In this research, an attempt has been made to give this answer.
Test done on 43 flies
In a study conducted by researchers from the UK, Sweden and Australia, 43 species of flies were tested to examine how temperatures that determine male fertility compared to those temperatures to give an estimate of the global distribution of flies. In which an adult fly dies. These temperatures are also known as their ‘living limits’.
Researchers kept the flies in heat for four hours, at temperatures that ranged from mild to deadly. From these figures, he estimated both temperatures that are fatal for 80 percent of the flies and the other at which the surviving percent of live male flies become infertile.
What will be the effect on humans?
Whether or not these results of the study will apply to other species, including mammals such as humans, is not yet clear, but it is certainly possible to see such an effect in animals. Either way, until the global temperature rise (global warming) is completely curbed, the reproductive potential of animals is expected to decrease. This means that more species may become extinct on Earth than previously estimated.
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