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Study: Monarch butterflies could thrive in southern Great Lakes amid declining populations

By Jack Nissen, Fox 2 Detroit

(FOX 2) - A new study out of Michigan State University bolsters predictions that the warming from climate change will exasperate the pressures on Monarch butterflies, which are already hampered by extreme temperatures and drought. 

Declines in the overall population of Monarch butterflies over the next several decades will be driven by an increase in temperatures in the places where the butterflies are known to breed.

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