FLAMINGOS ON FIRE
climate change is a real threat... get informed
What is Climate Change, anyway?
Climate change is affected by many natural occurrences. Volcano eruptions, our distance from the sun, and the ocean tides cause changes in climate.
Human activity, such as driving or burning coal, produce greenhouse gases (mainly carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide). These gases gather in the atmosphere, and trap the sun's heat, causing climate change. (climatechange.gov)
Whether republican front-runner Donald Trump believes it or not, climate change is a real issue, and if were not already in hot water, we will be by the end of the decade.
How does Climate Change Effect Us?
FUN FACT! :
"Plastic lawn flamingos, an American icon, were introduced in 1957 by artist Don Featherstone. In the 21st century, they are considered endangered. Efforts are underway to revive the art form, and in 2009, Madison, Wisconsin, named the plastic pink flamingo the city’s official bird." (mentalfloss.com)
Flamingoes are no longer considered endangered, but a few species, such as the Andean, Chilean, Lesser, and the Puna are near threatened. The biggest struggle Flamingos face due to climate change is mating season.
Flamingos are very picky when it comes to mating. Without enough rain, Flamingos just won't do it. Climate change can cause severe droughts, which could lead to a drop in offspring in the years to come.
Though Flamingos aren't in immediate danger, they may be in the not so distant future.
We Need to Make an Effort to Slow Climate Change
1) Don't waste water!
3) Reduce waste!
5) ... and 35 other ideas
And as always, be sure to share your thoughts and help raise awareness at out meetings, every other Tuesday night in the Ashland Armory.
Together, let's put a stop to global warming, and save the future generations of Flamingos.