Tuesday, January 15, 2008

British birds face potential eco-disaster

By Charles Clover, Environment Editor Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 15/01/2008

Familiar British bird species will be driven hundreds of miles further north by the end of the century because of the "potentially disastrous" impact of global warming, according to a new book.
If man-made climate change persists at the present rate, eight species including the Scottish crossbill, the snow bunting, pintail and osprey may face total extinction in Britain by 2100 as rising temperatures reduce the areas they can live in, it is claimed.


1 comment:

Garden birds watcher said...

It's happening already! My records of the winter visitors to upland reservoirs near Oldham show a severe decline in wintering ducks over the last few year!