Can Global Warming Cause Caterpillar Outbreaks

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 16, 2005   View Article

Get ready—the killer caterpillars are coming.

As the weather gets wackier in response to rapid global warming, parasitism against caterpillars will decrease, biologists warn in a new study. This will free the caterpillars to devour agricultural fields and strip leafy forests bare.

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