December 17, 2014

Bye Bye Birdie? Climate Change And The Natural World -- KUNM News

The National Audubon Society was recently awarded Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Award for its comprehensive report linking climate change to a drastic reduction in future bird populations. Biologists and birders in New Mexico are already seeing drastic changes.

The National Audubon Society mined through 40 years' worth of data on hundreds of bird species. Scientists then modeled that information with global temperatures, humidity levels and precipitation. They found that more than half of the common bird species they studied are under threat of extinction by the end of this century. -- 12/17/2014