Northern extremes. Camouflage is a key survival strategy for many animals. But what do you do if your habitat changes dramatically with the seasons? From high mountain habitats to the Arctic north, animals have developed a seasonal wardrobe to stay under cover — and stay alive.
Millions of Brazilian free-tailed bats spend summers in the Bracken Cave near San Antonio, Texas. A study finds they're arriving earlier and staying longer as the planet warms. Credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Global sea level rise is accelerating incrementally over time rather than increasing at a steady rate, as previously thought, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann
We simply cannot expect to solve today's complex global challenges particularly radical planetary temperature increase from a local, national or global perspective alone. We must approach today's global challenges from a far wider perspective, one which encompasses the evolutionary universe in its entirety and the time-proven lessons that we can learn from its 13.7 billion years of progressive evolutionary success. It is as Albert Einstein said: 'You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.' The new universe-scaled progressive evolutionary perspective is exactly what we need to once again see our world anew and solve it's challenges. Lawrence Wollersheim