Changing Planet: Adaptation of Butterflies

This video addresses the impact of climate change on several butterfly populations. Warming temperatures lead to shifts in location of populations of butterflies or die-offs of populations unable to adapt to changing conditions or shift to new locations.

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A good way to introduce the linkages between biological adaptation and evolution and climate change.