Rising temperatures and more extreme weather are putting large swaths of the Earth's population at risk, with the latest U.N. Climate Report declaring that more than 1 million species of plants and animals will face extinction if action is not taken soon. But in New England, there's at least one species that's providing a ray of hope: the Atlantic puffin. A century ago, they were almost wiped out of their habitats along the Maine coast, but today they are thriving in the area.

Jim Braude was joined by Derrick Jackson, an environmental writing fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists who has been following the story for decades, and co-wrote a book on them in 2016 called "Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock."