Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

By FELICITY BARRINGER, NYT
SEPT. 8, 2014

The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely gone.

Those are some of the grim prospects outlined in a report released on Monday by the National Audubon Society, which found that climate change is likely to so alter the bird population of North America that about half of the approximately 650 species will be driven to smaller spaces or forced to find new places to live, feed and breed over the next 65 years. If they do not — and for several dozen it will be very difficult — they could become extinct.

The four Audubon Society scientists who wrote the report projected in it that 21.4 percent of existing bird species studied will lose “more than half of the current climactic range by 2050 without the potential to make up losses by moving to other areas.” An additional 32 percent will be in the same predicament by 2080, they said.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Dempsey said...

Not one terrestrial doom scenario promulgated by the 'Warmists' and 'Changers' has come true. NOT ONE!

For JesusHChristOnAPopsicleStick, would you please quit regurgitating this absolute BS about these ridiculous predictions from climate change and global warming? The loons are going to leave Minnesota. Give me a ******* break.

You guys have been so wrong so many times for so long, no believes you any more.

In fact, we are now supposed to point and laugh hysterically at anyone who makes future terrestrial doomsday predictions because of climate change or global warming.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the loons would leave Minnesota... oh wait. I thought they were talking about Liberal loons.

10:30 PM  

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