Climate Change


There are many ways that you can make a difference.

Climate Change

Climate change is something that for many seemed like a long way away. Yet is has been part of our lives for a long time. Indeed, scientists have known about climate change for over 100 years.

Research from over 97% of the world’s climate scientists have documented climate change is here, is increasing rapidly, and is human-caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas).

The challenge facing us is how to reduce the carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels in the next 10-20 years, while there is still a window to keep the global temperatures, ocean temperatures, and carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, to a level that won’t cause massive species extinction, increased episodes of extreme weather (which is also very hard on wildlife, farmers, and our communities), and warming temperatures that increase health issues such as asthma, tick-borne diseases, poisonous algae blooms.

We care, and we know you do too

Because of your interest in learning more about the impact of climate change, we thought you’d appreciate some additional information including respected sources that you can follow.

2014 Black River in Boonville by Mike Colangelo
Tom Pfister Sparrow in Garden

Audubon's Bird Report

Birds are often an indicator of how climate change is impacting our region and the globe. Given the migratory nature of birds, they face increasing challenges.

National Audubon is tracking climate impacts and clarifying the threats to birds including habitat loss, fossil fuels, domestic cats, buildings and renewables. It might surprise you.

You may want to follow...

  • Cornell Climate Science Website: Up-to-date research on a wide variety of climate impacts and trends, including agriculture.
  • Katharine Hayhoe: One of the world’s most respected climate scientists, an evangelical Christian, and highly regarded non-partisan climate communicator.
  • The Nature Conservancy: Following, as well as creating, research on the impacts on wildlife.