Thursday :: Jan 20, 2011

Open Thread


by Mary

You heard about the death of the 5000 red-winged blackbirds earlier this month? Well, evidently it doesn't seem to be that far out of line with the number of birds that die every year in the US.

“Five billion birds die in the U.S. every year,” said Melanie Driscoll, a biologist and director of bird conservation for the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Flyway for the National Audubon Society.

And as Joe Romm says, with catastrophic climate change, lot's more of our fellow creatures face a bad future as the world changes due to our carbon habit.

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