To understand climate change, look at it from a mussel’s perspective
PRI - 04/25/2017
The phrase “climate change” triggers images of a huge, global phenomenon. Rising seas. Drought. Ocean acidification. But it’s actually experienced on a much smaller scale, by individual plants, animals and people.
And most of the world’s organisms experience it much differently than humans do.
“As humans, we have this really biased view of the world. Well over 95 percent of the organisms on Earth, they’re completely dependent on the ambient environment for their temperature,” says Northeastern University marine biologist Brian Helmuth.