Climate signals from the sparrows in the sky

What birds can tell us about our changing climate

A bird in trees.
Protecting birds is critical for climate change. Even the smallest shifts can impact them.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News

We’ve all heard about the canary in the coal mine. But what is the sparrow in the sky telling us about climate change?

It turns out birds are sentinel species when it come to our changing climate. And even subtle climate shifts can have outsized impacts.

Marshall Johnson, chief conservation officer with the Audubon Society, discusses why protecting birds is critical.

Click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast to hear more.

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