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Audubon Society

Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report

“The National Audubon Society has completed a continental analysis of how North America’s birds may respond to future climate change. Using extensive citizen science data and detailed climate layers, we developed models that characterize the relationship between the distribution of each species and climate…”

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How is climate change impacting birds?

I’m curious to see what you think of this video. Perhaps this is something you could share? Often people fight (or dislike) renewables because of the impact (perceived and real) on birds—and they don’t understand the massive impact climate change will have.

National Audubon’s 2014 Report is relevant, although there is growing concern that the predictions are understated given new research of an acceleration of climate change.

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Wind At Sea
NPOWER

Off-shore wind farms less harmful to seabirds than first thought

Researchers used radar and video to monitor seabirds flying near the Vattenfall’s Thanet offshore wind farm in the English Channel over a two-year period.

They found that birds were present near the turbines in just two per cent of the 600,000 videos shot during the period, and they recorded just six collisions—an average of one every four months…

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Island

Oceanic changes that propelled mass extinction 252 million years ago resemble effects of climate change today

A recent study by scientists at Arizona State University warns that impacts of modern-day climate change are similar to the scenarios that had taken place before a mass extinction happened millions of years ago.

An event called Permian-Triassic mass extinction killed 90 percent of all animals on Earth some 252 million years ago. It took about another five million years for the ecosystems to recover from what happened…

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Monarchs Over Petridish

Global warming can turn monarch butterflies’ favorite food into poison

Louisiana State University researchers have discovered a new relationship between climate change, monarch butterflies and milkweed plants.

It turns out that warming temperatures don’t just affect the monarch, Danaus plexippus, directly, but also affect this butterfly by potentially turning its favorite plant food into a poison…

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Illustrations courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Wake up to gentle birdsong with new app

Ease into your morning with a new birdsong alarm clock, created by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History…

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Dead Fawn
Dan Peled/AAP

Climate change impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genomes

Three recent studies point to just how broad, bizarre, and potentially devastating climate change is to life on Earth. And we’ve only seen one degree Celsius of warming so far…

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