Adapt or die: how do organisms react to climate change
How does environment affect evolution? Is climate change an important factor? How did it influence certain organisms in the past? Is it possible to adapt? What are the reactions of plants and animals? Our climate is changing, both naturally and due to human exploitation. There is already undeniable evidence that animals, birds and plants are being affected by climate change and global warming in both their distribution and behavior. It is estimated that climate change could cause a quarter of land animals, birdlife and plants to become extinct. Are those changes to rapid for organisms to adapt at all? How about Arctic organisms - are they able to cope with climate change?