Climate change: Snakes tell a torrid tale

  title={Climate change: Snakes tell a torrid tale},
  author={Matthew Huber},
  • M. Huber
  • Published 5 February 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
The discovery in Colombia of a giant species of fossil snake is news in itself. But a wider, more controversial inference to be drawn is that tropical climate in the past was not buffered from global warming. The discovery of the world's largest known snake — living around 60 million years ago in tropical South America — has important implications for our understanding of the evolution of global climate. The fossil, found in northeastern Columbia — is of a relative of the boa constrictor; it… 
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