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Birds Are Vanishing From North America
« on: September 20, 2019, 07:50:34 am »
Birds Are Vanishing From North America 

https://nyti.ms/2IepqH8?smid=nytcore-ios-share

I've been birding for nearly all of the 49 years covered by the research, and this matches my personal experience; I think most birders can attest to this...and yet, it's still shocking and horrifying to see the numbers.
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Re: Birds Are Vanishing From North America
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 06:30:19 pm »
I've been birding for nearly all of the 49 years covered by the research, and this matches my personal experience; I think most birders can attest to this...and yet, it's still shocking and horrifying to see the numbers.

Those numbers are scary. Unfortunately, if Trump and the current Republican party have their way, the losses will probably only increase. Birds, like clean water and clean air, are probably less important to current Republicans than better corporate profits to further enrich the one-percenters. Personally I would strongly prefer clean water, clean air, and more birds, but my opinion doesn't matter.
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Re: Birds Are Vanishing From North America
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 10:33:47 pm »
Birds Are Vanishing From North America 

https://nyti.ms/2IepqH8?smid=nytcore-ios-share

I've been birding for nearly all of the 49 years covered by the research, and this matches my personal experience; I think most birders can attest to this...and yet, it's still shocking and horrifying to see the numbers.

Bugs are no more too.  I saw plenty of all sort of bugs when I was a child, flies,  bees, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. It's probably one main reason there are less birds now.  And less bees definiitively affects agricultures on grand scales world wide.

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Re: Birds Are Vanishing From North America
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 01:29:52 pm »
Birds Are Vanishing From North America 

https://nyti.ms/2IepqH8?smid=nytcore-ios-share

I've been birding for nearly all of the 49 years covered by the research, and this matches my personal experience; I think most birders can attest to this...and yet, it's still shocking and horrifying to see the numbers.

I saw an item about this yesterday after I got home from the climate strike, and thought of you Altair.
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