Potential Climate Change Side Effect: More Parasites on South American Birds
Newswise — A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall—both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world—could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions.Boreal Songbird Initiative : Global Warming and Boreal Birds
Wetlands critical to sustaining North America’s duck populations dot Canada’s Boreal Forest. Twelve to fourteen million ducks depend on this habitat each summer.6 Increasingly seen as rivaling in importance the celebrated “prairie potholes” wetlands (prime breeding grounds for most of the continent’s ducks), vast Boreal Forest breeding grounds could dry up from the high temperatures and drought associated with increasing global warming.Flashback: Drought a Growing Threat to World Agriculture, Food Production | Global Warming is Real
The droughts in Australia and Argentina, two of the world’s leading agricultural exporters, bring to the fore the the threats a changing climate poses to the security of food supply, not only in those countries, but worldwide.