Around half of all life on Earth is on the move because of climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Many species’ habitats are changing, forcing them to move, while others are fleeing harm’s way as new predators move in.
This staggering statistic shows just one of the ways climate change is impacting species at both ends of the Earth. In this week’s episode of The Conversation’s climate podcast Fear & Wonder, we travel from the Arctic to Tasmania to see how these changes are playing out.
Listen to conversations with Finnish fisherman and IPCC scientist Tero Mustonen about the changes he has observed in his locale, and Australian marine ecologist and IPCC author Gretta Pecl, whose research has helped map the rapid redistribution of life on Earth
You can tune in to the Fear and Wonder podcast to discover how various species are adapting to the impacts of climate change, and learn about ways in which human efforts can contribute to minimizing its consequences.