These giant arctic mosquitoes are growing faster and living longer

Climate change is making the world a better place for arctic mosquitoes.

Warming temperatures in the arctic mean more mosquitoes, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Researchers found that if (or more likely when) temperatures in the arctic rise 2 degrees Celsius, mosquitoes will have a 53% greater chance of surviving to adulthood.

This means more of the giant mosquitoes that live in the arctic, ones that can sometimes form giant (even deadly) swarms, and soon.

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