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Climate Change Could Be
Making Birds Smaller

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 12/7/2019 10:26:54 AM

In the spring and fall migration seasons each year, billions of birds wind through the central U.S. as they soar the skies between Latin America and Canada. For many, the journey is deadly. Recent research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York estimates that a whopping 600 million birds in the U.S. die every year after crashing into tall buildings. And for traveling birds, Chicago — where a skyline of glass and steel stretches across a heavily trafficked migration route — may be the most perilous of all U.S. cities. Many strike the windows of McCormick Place, the largest convention

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/7/2019 10:29:00 AM (No. 255506)
Today's climate howler from the professionally retarded.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/7/2019 10:37:26 AM (No. 255516)
We have millions of birds in Houston. I have been observing that they appear fatter. I recall making earlier remarks on just that.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 12/7/2019 10:46:19 AM (No. 255528)
They fly into the glass and steel buildings but no mention of flying into the wind turbines. I wonder why?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 12/7/2019 10:46:58 AM (No. 255531)
I don’t mind if pigeons shrink to the size of sparrows. The messes would be far less conspicuous.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Laotzu 12/7/2019 10:50:35 AM (No. 255538)
This is a Schiffian research study. It's caused by Global Warming because they say it is. Evidence will be released when they have some. Of course, it couldn't be based on Darwinian adaption. It's simply not possible that bird species are now exposed to skyscrapers across their seasonal environment and only the young (the smaller) of the species now collide with skyscrapers. No, it's definitely Global Warming.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared 12/7/2019 10:54:03 AM (No. 255545)
Now there's a job; collecting and measuring dead birds.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil 12/7/2019 10:55:13 AM (No. 255547)
Hope this doesn't affect chickens and turkeys.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dukester 12/7/2019 11:04:21 AM (No. 255557)
You guys are being too skeptical here. After all, climate change has reduced the size of the author's brain. Couldn't it have the same effect on the size of birds?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/7/2019 11:11:37 AM (No. 255567)
Evolution is called evolution for a reason. Things evolve. It is what it is.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Avikingman 12/7/2019 11:14:40 AM (No. 255571)
The birds around the feeder, let alone the squirrels who hoover up the ground spillage, are quite plump right now. Probably get fat shaming for this but it is what it is.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Italiano 12/7/2019 11:17:23 AM (No. 255581)
I was watching our bird feeder the other day. A sparrow took off and a goldfinch landed. I came to the exact same conclusion.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/7/2019 11:19:33 AM (No. 255585)
Evolution in action. We eat the big ones.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 12/7/2019 11:23:00 AM (No. 255594)
Well, yeah, if it were happening, maybe. But, since it isn't happening, this is BS.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey 12/7/2019 11:37:46 AM (No. 255624)
So next they want to tear down skyscrapers in the name of climate change???? What a bunch of dowop fops....
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951 12/7/2019 11:40:09 AM (No. 255628)
Progressive brains too.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Yuban 12/7/2019 11:57:46 AM (No. 255650)
This could be true. It has surely has made climate alarmists brains shrink, so.......
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Historybuff 12/7/2019 12:04:28 PM (No. 255662)
When was the climate not changing? When was the world in stasis?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Phooey 12/7/2019 12:09:02 PM (No. 255665)
Emu, that's your reflection !
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Reply 19 - Posted by: tom7 12/7/2019 12:11:01 PM (No. 255670)
There is just no end to the things that econazis imagine "might be" caused by climate change. Of course, there is no evidence that any of these things are real - just imagining what "might be" is enough for these Chicken Littles (who actually had a speck of actual physical "evidence" for her claims).
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Calico Al 12/7/2019 12:16:23 PM (No. 255679)
I always knew the climate was going to change when I lived on Long Island, NY. I would see my first robin since November.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 12/7/2019 12:26:23 PM (No. 255689)
I love the tropics, as do most people, since that's where they like to vacation. I hope, hope, hope this "study" means the climate really is getting warmer (though I doubt it). The alternative is giant birds and freezing summers.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: pensom2 12/7/2019 1:04:28 PM (No. 255708)
There are more hawks, particularly Cooper's Hawks, than ever. They kill more songbirds than all the skyscrapers and wind generators combined. That said, predators, glass buildings, wind generators, and chemical pesticides kill more birds than ever, with the consequence that the average age of the dead birds caught and measured is less than say, 30 years ago. So it's entirely possible that many birds are lighter in weight or smaller in measurement because their average age is younger than 30 years ago. Also, the fat, slower, shorter-winged or longer-legged birds are easier prey for hawks, so they will naturally evolve from that cause. It ain't necessarily climate change that's driving this.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: slab 12/7/2019 1:16:19 PM (No. 255713)
Climate change. Is there anything it can't do?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Jennie C. 12/7/2019 1:27:39 PM (No. 255722)
Oh malarkey (hat tip to boring Biden). Now they're just making stuff up. Well, I guess they always have been, but still.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: jj1319 12/7/2019 1:48:09 PM (No. 255739)
Birds are mean. If songbirds were the size of a dog, we wouldn't leave our houses for fear and danger. Smaller birds are good.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 12/7/2019 3:13:53 PM (No. 255775)
What this really shows is that normal sized birds aren't stupid enough to fly into buildings.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: HammerDax56 12/7/2019 3:27:50 PM (No. 255786)
Actually they only SEEM smaller compared to the ‘plus/sized’ women popping up in all the clothing catalogs lately. Weird how same climate is ‘making’ them bigger!
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