Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Penguins, © Steve Forrest

What Are the Penguins Telling Us? »

Studying two species of penguins over the years shows that these animals have a lot to tell us about how climate change is impacting habitat in Antarctica and what it could mean for species across the rest of the world.

Snow, © Charles Kogod

A Vortex of Denial »

Last week’s “polar vortex” gave many of the nation’s schoolchildren an extension on their winter break, but it also gave climate deniers an opportunity to smugly conclude that two days of cold temperatures mean that climate change must be a hoax.

Lynx, © Alanna Schmidt / National Geographic Stock

Lynx and Snowshoe Hare: The Color of Survival »

Each year, snowshoe hares turn from brown to white with the season. But climate change is causing some hares to be caught wearing last season’s colors at the wrong time. What kind of impact could that have on the threatened Canada lynx, which relies so heavily on these animals?