A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
Along with many other species of birds, the ranges and food sources of Brown Pelican populations are expected to be affected by climate change.
The National Climate Assessment, a collaboration of 300 experts including 13 governmental agencies, was released the day after Thanksgiving. The report includes a study by National Audubon Society’s Senior Climate Scientist, Dr. Brooke Bateman, who said “We are studying how birds are already changing their patterns, as well trying to predict the places that will become even more important to birds as global temperatures rise. These studies will help us determine where to put resources to create the best outcomes for birds and people.”
The National Climate Assessment concludes: “The evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming and continues to strengthen, that the impacts of climate change are intensifying across the country and that climate-related threats to Americans' physical, social and economic well-being are rising.”
Dr. Batemen continued: "This U.S. Government report joins the report issued just last month by the United Nations and both make clear that urgent action is necessary. Our 1.4 million members will make climate solutions a priority when the new Congress begins work in January.”
For more information, please read Audubon’s synopsis at https://www.audubon.org/news/icymi-administration-releases-climate-report