We usually talk about the effects of climate change on people here at Planet Change. But we think it’s worth highlighting a very cool web series that launches Friday – Earth Day – and will include 50 stories for 50 consecutive weekdays on the many ways climate change is impacting fish and wildlife across America.
Led by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the series will examine the many ways climate change is disrupting our country.
Some regional examples to anticipate include the loss of nesting grounds for shorebirds and sea turtles along the Atlantic Coast, the effect of reduced snowpack in the Pacific Northwest on trout, and the increasing challenges of finding ways for people and grizzly bears to coexist in the Rocky Mountains.
So before you head out for your Earth Day Picnic for the Planet, we think you should join the conversation and leave comments over at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s new site. And most of all: these days, if it’s local, it’s global.
Paul Mackie is associate director of strategic communications for climate change at The Nature Conservancy
Photo by: Flickr user USFWS/Southeast (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Volunteers Megan Creegan and Meredith Wilson close off an area for dune protection as part of a berm-building effort at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.)
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