Posted by: atowhee | November 10, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR BIRDS

Nov. 10 I gave a talk via Zoom to Salem Audubon members. Later it will be on youtube on Salem Audubon channel. Here is that URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6h10zRs7Qg

Here are some of the relevant links to information on how our species is changing the planet and destroying habitats and other organisms, and how nature is following her own laws that oft-times lead to extinction. Species don’t simply losel they banish.

Two of the items below are not live links but require copy and paste.

A short section from Helen Macdonald’s Vesper Flights where she quotes climate scientist, Nathalie Cabrol  “She points out that the Earth itself is in no danger whatsoever. ‘It will survive whatever we throw at it.  What is in danger is the environment that made us possible.  We are pretty much cutting the branch we are sitting on’.”      

2019 State of the Birds:  https://www.stateofthebirds.org/2019/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-State-of-the-Birds.pdf                  Committee that produces State of the Birds: 
https://nabci-us.org/committee/membership/

Algae bloom killing sea life off Siberia:  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/10/algae-bloom-kills-marine-life-kamchatka-peninsula/

Amazon destruction:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/12/western-worldyour-civilisation-killing-life-on-earth-indigenous-amazon-planet

Amazon, methane hydrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1ChxLmpbz4

Amazon to become savannah: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/05/amazon-near-tipping-point-of-switching-from-rainforest-to-savannah-study

Arctic bird migration: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-54228-5

Arctic changing rapidly:  https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj4gm5/scientists-trapped-in-ice-for-past-year-return-with-a-dire-warning

Biden, what he can immediately to start to deal with climate change, click here.

Bird population declines in North America: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/10/climate-change-threatens-bird-species/

Coral reef gloom in Florida:  https://apnews.com/article/science-climate-atlantic-ocean-climate-change-oceans-865d4f4a67fb7afe376f3cf39df26390

Ice sheet goes:   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/14/canadas-last-intact-ice-shelf-broke-off-it-took-our-research-station-with-it

Kelp forests and climate change:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206101129.htm

Nathalie Cabrol:  https://www.seti.org/our-scientists/nathalie-cabrol

Oregon birds threatened by climate change:  https://www.opb.org/news/article/climate-change-bird-species-extinction-america-audobon-society/

Oregon plants endangered by climate change: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/08/06f3ac5d0f1136/30-oregon-plant-species-at-ris.html

Solar now cheapest energy there is:  https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/10/why-the-climate-story-is-so-exciting-right-now/616749/

Sea level rise hurts Florida real estate prices:  https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/924239753/is-the-risk-of-sea-level-rise-affecting-florida-home-prices-a-new-study-says-yes

Sept. record  heat:  https://apnews.com/article/science-climate-climate-change-5282059feae2661424d7ff3fd5ad4044

Tricolored Blackbird decline: https://ca.audubon.org/birds-0/tricolored-blackbirds

Tricolored Blackbird in Oregon:  https://myodfw.com/wildlife-viewing/species/tricolored-blackbird

Unihabitable hell:   https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/13/world/un-natural-disasters-climate-intl-hnk/index.html

Wildfires made worse: https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-san-francisco-fires-california-climate-change-119de43e50f652d10041e375ef28f3b3

Widlfire smoke as health hazard:  https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-wildfires-health-oregon-fires-138efdcef21f15751fe1809a7853903b
Imagine if your lungs were the size of a dime, or smaller.

Wildfire smoke and birds:  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/18/dying-birds-and-the-fires-scientists-work-to-unravel-a-great-mystery


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