Posted by: atowhee | December 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH LINKS

This is a list of pertinent links I found while researching a power point summary of what we are learning about climate change and how birds are responding. I will be presenting this summary via Zoom tonight for the supporters of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

A quote 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’.” 

My own summary: Our species is neither inevitable nor necessary.     If we cannot admit that we may not survive what we have done and are doing to this planet.  Long live the trilobite!

Here is link to Salem Audubon’s youtube video of my presentation on this topic in November, 2020.

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 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

Arctic hotter and greener:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/weather/noaa-arctic-report-card-2020-climate-change/index.html

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

Tree sustainability:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201214192406.htm

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

WiLdlfire 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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