Climate change will lead to the loss of half of US birds

September 12, 2014 8:31 AM

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Climate change will lead to the loss of half of US birds

At the current pace of climate change, 314 species of North American birds could lose half or more of their liveable ranges by the year 2080 if nothing is done to stop the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, reports the Environment News Service.

The findings, which are conservative estimates from a study conducted by the National Audubon Society, include the fact that the national symbol of the United States, the bald eagle, could see its current summer range decrease by nearly 75 per cent in the next 65 years.

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