Metabolic change is a less-talked-about, yet brutal and widespread, consequence of global warming. As ocean temperatures rise, so do the metabolisms of animals from fish to crustaceans to zooplankton. They need more food, and it isn’t always available, which is what appears to have contributed to the snow crabs’ population collapse.
One of those little details that the wealthiest 10% of the planet can’t be bothered to think about as they go about the business of burning up the planet and apparently forgetting that this is home.
The Hidden, Awful Way That Climate Change Imperils Animals | WIRED