Category Archives: President’s Report on Climate Change

Flying Too High: Migratory Birds and Climate Change

We’ve been examining the President’s Report on Climate Change in recent posts and looking at the ways that climate change is adversely effecting wildlife. We’ve previously discussed the plight of the polar bear and the pika. Today we’ll look at migratory birds. Migratory birds are particularly likely to continue to be affected by climate change as they depend on multiple and sometimes diverse habitats for survival. Already, some species are suffering as a result of climate related shifts. The Audubon… Continue reading

Call of the Pika

In the first part of our series on the President’s Report on Climate Change, we discussed the potential negative effects of temperature change on the polar bear. Another species at great risk due to climate change is the North American Pika. The North American Pika is a hamster-like relative of rabbits and hares, ranges from 3-5 inches in length and has a densely furred coat that it does not shed and, as such, it can not dissipate heat easily. Its… Continue reading