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Climate change in harm birding

Climate change in harm birding

Based on the campaign promises, platform and recent track record of the Republican Party, the future has dimmed for many birds.

The biggest existential threat to most bird species is global climate change. Rising seas wipe out their island, marsh, and beach habitats. Disproportionate warming at the poles silently melts millions of acres of prime breeding habitat. Changing ocean currents and upwellings displace the nutrients that power bird food webs. Mountain top refuges are overrun with plant species now able to survive at higher elevations. Protected areas created for endangered species are no longer in the correct location as ecological communities try to move...

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