Species Impacts

More atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer global temperatures are creating beneficial conditions for plant and animal life. Scientists have documented a greening of the Earth in recent decades, with greater extent and density of vegetation. Many animal species are extending their ranges as warming temperatures open new lands for them. Few animal species have gone extinct in recent centuries, with factors other than climate primarily responsible.

No, Climate Change Is Not ‘Pushing Birds North’

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Among the top Google News search results today under “climate change, the UK Guardian and other media outlets are claiming a new atlas of bird habitats shows global warming is “pushing” birds further north....

Associated Press Strikes Again, Twists Welcome African Rain into Locust Crisis

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Bountiful rains during the past year are bringing treasured water to some of the driest regions of East Africa. Nevertheless, the Associated Press published an April 10 article claiming this wonderful news is actually...

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