The latest release in the video series examining the effects of climate change in the American West focuses on Colorado. Considering likely future habitat changes, the video considers threats posed to some of the state’s most iconic wildlife, including cutthroat trout, elk, deer, ptarmigan and sage grouse. Without action, many traditional hunting and fishing pursuits in the Golden State are at risk, but the video outlines measures that can help Colorado’s fish and wildlife adapt to a changing climate.
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analyzed sixty years of data collected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to examine possible links between climate change and shifts in the timing of duck migrations in the United States. Request your free copy of the 24-page report here.
Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Initiative Webinar Wed., May 29, 2013 2:00 pm, EDT
Learn about an unprecedented effort to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat on more than 60 million acres of land. The webinar will feature Mark Salvo, Defenders of Wildlife, speaking on the "National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy: Pitfalls and Opportunities;" and Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, and Catherine Semcer, Artemis Strategic Advisors, discussing "Participating in the Planning Process."
Registration for the webinar is required.
Webinar Wed., June 5, 2:30-3:30 EDT Communicating about climate change
This one-hour training will help you develop techniques for engaging in productive discussions about climate change. Geared to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, other interested people can participate as guests. The flyer describing the training includes registration information.
Timeline of extreme weather events
Worldwide, 2012 was remarkable for extreme weather events. The World Resources Institute put together an interactive timeline highlighting 36 stories from the first eight months of the year that exemplify unusual conditions linked to climate change.
Graphic shows global temperature trends
Tracking more than 125 years of temperature changes throughout the world, this 26-second animated graphic from NASA illustrates Earth's dramatic warming in since the beginning of the "modern record" in 1880. In 2011, the Earth's average temperature was 0.92 degrees F (0.51 C) warmer than the mid-20th century baseline.
The warming trend of the past 10 years exceeds the localized, temporary heat waves of previous decades.
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