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Old 09-30-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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"A new study in the journal Science reports that nearly 3 billion North American birds have disappeared since 1970. Thatís 29 percent of all birds on this continent. The data are both incontrovertible and shocking."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/o...cykyIGbrybTypg
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:51 PM   #2
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"A new study in the journal Science reports that nearly 3 billion North American birds have disappeared since 1970. Thatís 29 percent of all birds on this continent. The data are both incontrovertible and shocking."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/o...cykyIGbrybTypg
This report with its source "Science" has great credibility, unfortunately.

Furthermore, this information doesn't surprise me. I remember the masses of moths and daytime pollinators back in the 70's compared to what I experience now in these sad days of reckoning, yes, the days of reckoning, a reckoning for our foolhardiness in not caring for our home.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:58 AM   #3
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Really discouraging news, but we can (must) get better. We did it for eagles, we did it for some falcons and some waterfowl. We changed our attitude and our behavior. We need to do a lot more.

Cornell Lab has a nice list of some simple things to do for birds:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/seven-simple-actions-to-help-birds/

These are things that we can do on our own, and a way for each of us to add to the grassroots effort to heal the planet.

This is where I get my Bird Friendly coffee:
https://steepandbrewcoffee.com/coffees-for-home/cafe-fair/10-12-oz-retail-bags.html


There are many other places to get Smithsonian certified "Bird Friendly" coffee:
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/where-buy-bird-friendly-coffee
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/bird-friendly-coffee
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:57 AM   #4
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I try to set my peers right about the true cost of their food and commodities whenever the subject comes up and theyre going way off track. I am in my early 30s and work with a lot of people in their 20s and also older people in their 40s and 50s. Im not a vegetarian, but they were talking about the veggie burger that Burger King just released, asking what is the point of it, if it still has such a high calorie count. I told them its not about the health aspect, its that burger king and other mass produced food producers are buying cheap beef that is produced by destroying habitats, such as the recent burning down of the amazon rain forest. A vocal faction of people on social media are raising these issues about climate and environment, and the corporations are starting to hear it, even if many working people are not in the loop. Nobody really cares if you tell them the pampas of south america, the indonesian jungle, or the american priaire are converted to agricultural land, but the amazon usually causes a noticeable lightbulb to go off. Anyway, I hope that gives them a shred of pespective, you can always see the defenses go up when you point out a behavior that is fueling ecological destruction somewhere else (avocados anyone?), so I try to just give them a little example and not attack their behaviors or beliefs. Hopefully people wake up and start to do the right thing vs the easiest thing
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