As the Earth goes around the sun, tilting as it does so, it revolves on its axis like a lopsided top. Where we live, and therefore how much sunlight we get at different times of the year, can make a huge difference to our lives and the lives of the animals and plants around us. Spring, summer, autumn, winter, rainy, dry – it all depends on where on Earth you live.

Watch a selection of clips from past BBC programmes that explore how people adapt to the change of the seasons around the world.

Photo from Human Planet
In the freezing Gobi Desert in Mongolia camels find water by eating snow.

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