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Tue Sep 9, 2014, 07:46 PM

National Audubon Society on global warming


http://www.audubonaction.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=57105&pgwrap=n&printer_friendly=1&em_id=45466.3


Most DUers know how Marta and I feel about birds.



Dear Friend,

I hope you will forgive me for being the bearer of bad news.

America’s birds are headed for serious trouble — more serious than you might imagine.

But this is not a call to worry. It’s a call to act.

Just today, we released the results of a seven-year scientific study of the potential impact of global warming on North American birds. Based on four decades of bird census data, here is what we found:

314 species of North American birds — nearly half of all species — could be severely affected by global warming in the coming years at the current pace of warming. The science shows that these birds could lose half or more of their livable ranges by the year 2080 if nothing is done to stop global warming.

Many of those severely threatened are birds like the Rufous Hummingbird or the Baltimore Oriole that we see every day, or love and cherish.

Some, like the Trumpeter Swan, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and American Avocet, could lose more than 99 percent of their livable range — which puts them at extreme risk for extinction.

The science also pinpoints potential “climate strongholds,” key places that will continue to support bird life in the coming decades and which merit urgent protection.

FULL info at link.

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Rhiannon12866 Sep 2014 #1
Omaha Steve Sep 2014 #2
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2014 #4
Omaha Steve Sep 2014 #5
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2014 #6
Omaha Steve Sep 2014 #7
Sopkoviak Sep 2014 #3
Uncle Joe Sep 2014 #8
raouldukelives Sep 2014 #9
mckara Sep 2014 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 07:57 PM

1. K&R! What a little cutie!

I love the hummingbirds! And they really loved my fuchsia!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:05 PM

2. Marta took these from our dining room last week


The glass wall faces the forest behind us: http://www.fontenelleforest.org/




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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:09 PM

4. OMG!!! Those are just stunning!

They look professional! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:14 PM

5. She didn't start putting the water marks on the photos until recently


Her pictures started showing up in other places with no credit. A few even claimed they took them. One was for sale!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:19 PM

6. That's really too bad, but that's a danger of the internets

I was actually thinking about that, that she might be successful selling them at an art or craft show. We have an Arts Festival around here every June (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Festival) and they are as lovely as anything I've ever seen there.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:24 PM

7. My favorite Blue jay whisperer

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:07 PM

3. While I can appreciate their concern for the "potential" and "could be" impact

 

I think they need to be more vocal about the actual destruction that is occurring.

Interior Dept. Rule Greenlights Eagle Slaughter at Wind Farms, Says Audubon CEO

In a stunningly bad move for eagles, the U.S. Department of the Interior has finalized a new rule that would make it possible to grant wind energy companies 30-year permits to kill Bald and Golden eagles. Audubon's CEO released the following statement:
“Instead of balancing the need for conservation and renewable energy, Interior wrote the wind industry a blank check,” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold. “It’s outrageous that the government is sanctioning the killing of America’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. Audubon will continue to look for reasonable, thoughtful partners to wean America off fossil fuels because that should be everyone’s highest priority. We have no choice but to challenge this decision, and all options are on the table.”


And they haven't even started on the solar farms that are already zapping the birds out of the air and attracting them into smashing into the panels thinking it's water.

Although some have argued with me that far more birds are murdered by so called domestic cats that their irresponsible owners let run loose.





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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:34 PM

8. When you pull too many strings from the garment, all you have are rags.




Thanks for the thread, Omaha Steve.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 08:58 PM

9. K&R for the beautiful birds.

Sad what those without care or conscience are doing to our fragile planet. Sad that we have to listen to deniers of the damage being done. Even here.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 11:14 PM

10. I Love Birds, Too

 

Let's hope humanity wakes up to its responsibility of protecting the planet rather than exploiting its resources and killing all forms of life.

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