Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

By Rose Eveleth

Today’s episode takes on a listener question: why not just move the polar bears to Antarctica? The idea might seem silly, but it’s actually got a name — assisted migrations — and the debates around what we should do to help conserve species as the climate warms is a really complicated and fascinating one. 


Jason McLachlan — associate professor of ecology at the University of Notre Dame Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero — forest geneticist at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Emma Marris — environmental writer, author of Rambunctious Garden  Tero Mustonen — biologist with the Snowchange Cooperative & head of the Kesälahti fish base

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Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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