Is a computer-modeled, claimed but un-proven, possibility of 1 to 2 degree cooler temperature worth extinction of most birds?

“Our results highlight, for the first time, distinct patterns of population- and subpopulation-level vulnerability for a wide variety of bird species found dead at renewable energy facilities. Of the 23 priority bird species killed at renewable facilities, 11 (48%) were either highly or moderately vulnerable, experiencing a greater than or equal to 20% decline in the population growth rates with the addition of up to either 1000 or 5000 fatalities, respectively.” …

“Despite being the focus of massive conservation efforts [7476], bird populations across North America have declined by nearly 3 billion individuals in less than 50 years [27], and similar bird declines are occurring across the world (e.g. [77]). Although we focused on direct mortality, renewable energy also may cause indirect and sub-lethal effects, for example, through displacement of birds and disruption of habitat. Furthermore, wind and solar are part of a suite of anthropogenic stressors that are relevant to avian populations. For example, climate change, habitat loss and degradation, pesticides, killing by domestic cats, and collision with transmission lines, vehicles and buildings [25,7881] all can directly or indirectly affect bird populations.” …

“Critically, not only local but also non-local, and often very distant, subpopulations often were vulnerable to additional fatalities at California renewable energy facilities.”

Vulnerability of avian populations to renewable energy production. Tara J. Conkling, Hannah B. Vander Zanden, Taber D. Allison, Jay E. Diffendorfer, Thomas V. Dietsch, Adam E. Duerr, Amy L. Fesnock, Rebecca R. Hernandez, Scott R. Loss, David M. Nelson, Peter M. Sanzenbacher, Julie L. Yee, and Todd E. Katzner

Published:30 March 2022  https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.211558

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.211558

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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3 Responses to Is a computer-modeled, claimed but un-proven, possibility of 1 to 2 degree cooler temperature worth extinction of most birds?

  1. Pingback: Is a computer-modeled, claimed but un-proven, possibility of 1-to-2-degree cooler temperature worth extinction of most birds? - Climate- Science.press

  2. islandbryan says:

    One would think that the environmentalists would be all over this issue. Sadly, that is not the case.

    Aloha, Larry

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    • budbromley says:

      Yes, but, of course as we all know by now, the people and entities promoting the Green New Deal, Net Zero, human-caused global warming or climate change are not environmentalists, though they may claim to be, and though they take money from donors and governments while claiming to be environmentalists.

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