National Audubon Society’s Climate Change Report demonstrates the projected impact of climate change on the range of 314 species.
Many of us are concerned about the health of Earth. We ponder, agonize, and wonder what to do about it. Some say, “Get involved!” Others say, “We’re beyond the tipping point.”
What we at Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society all seem to agree on is that the fate of birds is paramount in this discussion. So let’s take a quick look at the fate of birds.
National Audubon Society’s Climate Change Report demonstrates the projected impact of climate change on the range of 314 species. The report’s interactive maps show how these birds’ potential ranges could change in both summer and winter as our climate changes.
Above: Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report - 314 Species on the Brink. Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century. Learn More.
Unless you’re a dyed-in-the-wool climate change denier, you’re probably thinking, “What can we do about this?” That takes us back to the discussion about the health of Earth. There are many issues we could banter about, like the melting polar ice cap, the rising sea level, the warming of the planet, the composition of greenhouse gases.
I submit that the easiest thing to talk about is the movement toward a clean energy economy. Why? Because that’s what we should push our public officials to enact legislation for.
Bring Clean Energy Back To Ohio!
Whenever you see me in front of a group of people, I’ll ask them to simply sign our petition to get our governor to reinstall our renewable energy standard. That’s easy!
Sign the Audubon Energy Petition posted on Change.org by clicking on the button above or when I meet with you, this petition is what I’m going to ask you to sign. I will mail all results - online digital and hard copy signatures - to the governor’s office in Columbus, Ohio.
Tom Romito is President Emeritus of Western Cuyahoga Audubon serving from 2003-2014. During that time, he planned and organized a five-year breeding bird survey in the Rocky River (East Branch) that involved 100 WCAS members and friends. Through this survey, WCAS provided Cleveland Metroparks with data it is using to bolster grant proposals to preserve private land in the Rocky River watershed. Still a board member, Tom is also a facilitator and helps organization that want to grow. He is passionate about climate change, the healing art of reiki, Native American culture, and birding.
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