How Preventing Climate Change Will Protect Birds and People
from Suffering and Death
Canaries are well known for their sensitivity to deadly methane gas.
This fact has been used by miners for centuries to signal the need
to evacuate mines when methane leaks. Birds are also sensitive
indicators of climate change. If actions are taken to prevent the
extinction of bird species due to climate change, humans will
benefit as well. In this presentation, climate scientist Steve Ghan
will describe such actions and how birds, wildlife in general, and
people will will all benefit from them.
Steven Ghan is a widely published climate scientist with a
doctorate in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in
representing the effects of aerosol particles on clouds and
climate in global climate models. He leads the Tri-Cities
Washington Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby.
AUDUBON MISSION STATEMENT - To conserve and restore
ecosystems, focusing on birds and wildlife, for the benefit of humanity
and Earth's biological diversity. Audubon educates adults and children
about the environment, advocates responsible public policy and
legislation for natural resources, and conducts science-based projects
using birds as indicators of health of the natural world.