Last month I camped in the California desert, and yes, there is awesome spring life there – not only an explosion of flowers, but also bird life.
So, yes, given the ferocious five-year drought the state just went through, I could totally see the unfolding gradual increase of heat and drought causing die offs of many species of birds. (All life in Earth deserts is adapted to current levels of dryness and daytime heat, but when those factors become too extreme, adaptation becomes impossible.)
Here is an article from NASA , “U.S Desert Songbirds at Risk in a Warming Climate,” by Samson Reiny, a member of the science organization’s Earth Science News Team.
Those gorgeous little critters have got to be darn fragile once drought and daytime temperatures get beyond a certain point.
(While you are at the NASA science of climate change site, you might enjoy browsing the wealth of other research NASA offers on global warming? I find their work inspiring…)
Note: Photo credit copyright Seabamirum
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Not sure where to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Start by deeply knowing your own personal Superpowers:
1) To save the planet, Change Yourself First;
3) Use Your Voice and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a chance to vote, and never ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. It’s on you to lead the way with global warming solutions.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions.
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