National Audubon Society

Are birds the canaries in the climate-change coal mine?

To the editor: It's encouraging to see the National Audubon Society studying the effects that climate change might have on birds. Groups such as this often protest renewable energy projects like utility-scale solar and wind farms out of concern for animals. ("Half of North American bird species threatened by climate change," Sept. 8)

Current fossil fuel production causes far more harm to birds, and it is increasingly clear that the long-term effects of climate change will impact all species. It's time that all such groups see climate change as the underlying...

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