North American Birds Require Mitigation and Adaptation to Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change

  title={North American Birds Require Mitigation and Adaptation to Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change},
  author={Brooke L. Bateman and Chad B. Wilsey and Lotem Taylor and Joanna X. Wu and Geoffrey S. Lebaron and Gary M. Langham},
Biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate across the globe, with extinction rates up to a hundred times greater than historical norms. Climate change will only exacerbate this crisis. The rapid pace of projected climate change is set to push birds to seek new locations, drastically reshuffling the avian communities of North America. In an emerging climate crisis, effective conservation requires both adaptation and mitigation to improve the resilience of species. However, the pledged… 

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