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Aiken monthly meeting: Effects of Climate Change on Birds of Colorado (and beyond)
March 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us next Wednesday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm for our monthly meeting and presentation. Aiken President, Clark Jones, will be giving a presentation examining the forecasted (and observed) effects of climate change on birds in Colorado. Current climate models portend to a warmer future in Colorado. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), “Statewide annual temperatures [are] projected to warm between 2.5°F and 5°F by 2050 relative to a 1971–2000 baseline. A 2-degree increase would make the city of Denver’s temperatures in 2050 more like the southern Colorado city of Pueblo is today. With higher emissions (RCP 8.5), the projected warming for Colorado is as much as 6.5°F by mid-century, which would make Denver’s temperatures more similar to those found today in Albuquerque, New Mexico.” This warming has deep implications for birds in Colorado, as well as across the globe.
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