Listen Current: Birds Signal Climate Change

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A recent report shows carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rose at a record rate in 2013. Humans aren’t the only species affected by these changes. A new report by the National Audubon Society makes it clear that bird species in the U.S. and Canada are at risk of losing their habitats and potentially their lives due to climate change.

As you study climate change with your students, this story will give a real world lens to the way the warming climate will impact the habitats of bird species in the United States and Canada. From audio of a bird call to a clear description of habitat impacts, this story will help your students conceptualize the domino effect of warming.

Access the audio file and lesson plans at the Listen Current website (you can register for a free account to access all teaching materials) for your class to learn more about the links between changing temperatures and bird habitat and survival: