Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Waiting Out the Storm ©Sean Pettersen

A Polar Problem: The Polar Vortex, Climate Change, and Wildlife »

This winter has been one of extremes. Here in the mid-Atlantic, a near-tropical holiday season was followed by a record-setting blizzard, and just this past weekend, practically arctic temperatures put a damper on Valentine’s Day– or at least, probably inspired more people to have their celebrations at home by the fire.

pacific sunset, © Robert Dietz

2015 was the Hottest Year on Record »

The data is in, and the news isn’t good: 2015 is officially the planet’s hottest year on record. This is bad news for wildlife struggling to adapt to rapid changes, people who’d prefer to avoid horrific tropical diseases, and anyone living near sea level.

Apollo Beach power plant

We’ll Always Have Paris »

The leaders of the world this weekend took one of the biggest steps in history to protect our planet and its wildlife heritage.

Pronghorn antelope, ©USFWS

Wildlife We could Lose to Climate Change »

The spectacular diversity of creatures that share our warming planet also have a lot at stake in this week’s climate negotiations. If climate change is left unchecked, it could threaten one in six of the planet’s species with extinction.