Are Cities Making Animals Smarter?

By 2030, it’s estimated that nearly 10 percent of the planet’s land will be covered by cities.

What? The urban population covers 2.7% right now, and that’s a very liberal definition of “urban”. So, the population is expected to grow by 8% by 2030…you’re looking at about 3% at most in reality.

Animals from mosquitoes to leopards will exploit whatever makes sense at that point and time. It doesn’t matter if they have “nowhere else to go” or if it’s just that they can live a life of luxury. It’s the same thing for evolution. It’s just that humans accidentally make great habitats for some specific species.

I wish this was less of a blog post on how well travelled the writer is so it could get its actual ecology point across.

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