In the Next Century, Nearly Half of the US May Become Inhospitable to Lizards (image) Arizona State University Share Print E-Mail Caption Currently, three percent of land in the US is inhospitable to lizards (orange areas). In the next century, the scientists say the areas where lizards may not thrive could grow to 48 percent (purple area). Credit Ofir Levy Usage Restrictions Must be used with image credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.