Podcast Episode 5

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Earth Rangers Podcast!

In this episode, we migrate with monarch butterflies, learn about baby sea turtles and check in with snowshoe hares to find out why they’re asking “do I wear the brown coat, or the white?”. On this page, you’ll find awesome pictures, cool videos, and anything else we mention in the podcast.

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Climate change refers to changes in the Earth’s weather patterns that happen over a looong period of time. Currently, our climate is changing faster than it has in the past and humans are largely to blame. We’ve been releasing too many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and due to something called the greenhouse effect, it’s causing the planet to warm up too quickly.

Climate change impacts every living thing on the planet. Let’s take a look at some animal examples:

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One of the people studying the effects of climate change on animals is Michael Peers, PhD Candidate from the University of Alberta. He is up in the Kluane region of the Yukon studying snowshoe hares to figure out how they can adapt to changes in their environment. Emma sat down with him for a Conservation Conversation.

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Michael taught us all sorts of things about snowshoe hares and their environment. For example, he taught us one of difference between rabbits and hares. Do you think you know the answer? Listen to this clip to see if you’re right!

This year, Earth Rangers is helping to protect snowshoe hares. Click here to learn more about our conservation project and find out how you can help!


ARGH! I can’t believe we didn’t get to test The Device this week. We were soooo close! I really want to know if we can give animals a voice, because that would make it so much easier to understand and help protect them. I promise I’ll do my very best to try again next week, but I’ll need your help! Keep sending in your impressions of animals. We need all the juice we can get!

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