Audubon Society: Removing Mentions of Climate Change from White House Website Ignores Reality

Deleting words from the internet does not eliminate the threat climate change poses to birds and people.

Brown Pelican. Photo: Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards

NEW YORK, N.Y.—(ENEWSPF)–January 23, 2017. On Friday, the White House website erased any mention of climate change. Climate change is the biggest threat facing birds and people, so the National Audubon Society issued the following response:

“It will take a lot more than the stroke of a key to erase the effects of climate change, it will take a plan,” said David Yarnold (@david_yarnold), Audubon’s president and CEO. “As with the healthcare millions of Americans depend on, we expect President Trump to have a science-based replacement in hand to make progress toward confronting the climate crisis threatening our birds and our communities. If so, we at Audubon will be there at the table.”

In 2014, Audubon scientists found that climate change is the biggest threat to North American birds in this century—threatening 314 species, including the Bald Eagle. For more information about how Audubon protects birds and the places they need, visit www.audubon.org/climate.

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.

Source: http://audubon.org

 

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