2019- 2020 Monthly Podcast Series
The State of Change podcast explores how climate change is affecting wildlife in New Jersey.
New Jersey has more people per square mile than any other state by far. It’s not an easy place for wildlife to survive. Yet countless wildlife species from bald eagles to bobcats are doing just that.
But what happens when you inject climate change into the mix? Superstorms and sea level rise, coastal erosion and salt water intrusion, invasive species, disrupted life cycles and wildlife disease.
Hosted by CWF executive director David Wheeler and produced by Matt Wozniak, each State of Change episode highlights a different climate change issue – and every story helps paint a portion of the big picture of our changing world. Each episode is available on Castbox (through links below), Spreaker, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Deezer.
State of Change Episodes
As the threat of climate change looms over New Jersey, one of the types of wildlife in the most immediate danger are beach nesting birds. Already pushed into small enclaves by the explosive urban development on the Jersey shore, sea level rise and powerful storms threaten their future.
Red knots are a species of bird whose migratory lifestyle takes them annually from their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic to the southern tip of Argentina. Sadly climate change and other threats put them in danger at every stop along the way.
Pollinators are among the most important animals on the planet. A massive portion of the Earth's plants rely on them to be able to reproduce and continue as a species. Development and climate change are putting the future of pollinators and therefore the future of our planet at risk.
The Diamondback Terrapin is one of the most beloved species of New Jersey's coastal salt marshes. This popularity has not protected them from the rapid development of our coast however and as the effects of climate change are felt their very future is called into question.
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