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‘Bird emergency’: Climate change threatening two-thirds of species in U.S. with extinction, report says

‘Bird emergency’: Climate change threatening two-thirds of species in U.S. with extinction, report says

Climate change threatens two thirds of bird population

About two-thirds of America’s birds will  be threatened with extinction if global warming tops 5.4 degrees by  2100, according to a report released Thursday from the National Audubon Society, a bird-focused conservation group.

“A lot of people paid attention to last month’s report that North America has lost nearly a third of its birds,”  said David Yarnold, CEO and president of Audubon. “This new data pivots  forward and imagines an even more frightening future. It’s a bird  emergency.”

In all, about 389 out of 604 species  are at risk of extinction from climate change. A few of the imperiled  species include state birds such as Minnesota’s common loon, New  Jersey’s goldfinch and California’s quail.

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