Audubon Magazine, Fall 2019 Climate Issue
It's been five years since Audubon magazine published our first special climate issue. Since then, the crisis has only worsened—and the need to act grown more pressing. That's why in this follow-up issue we chose to focus on solutions. As you can see from the below photo essay, Our Climate Crisis Today, people and wildlife are already suffering from the effects of climate change. But there's still time to take meaningful action. From the coasts of North Carolina and Maine to the Upper Mississippi River basin and the far reaches of Canada's boreal forest, we highlight people who are working hard to protect habitats and their wildlife from the worst of climate change.
In this issue, we also dive into Audubon's newest scientific report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink, which builds on our original climate study and provides even more detailed forecasts for birds in North America under various warming scenarios. The upshot? As many as 389 out of 604 species could be at risk if we don't substantially curb carbon emissions, starting now. And while two stories in this issue show how some companies and states are leading the way, we still have a long way to go. Thankfully, a diverse array of voices are helping us forge a new future, one in which we can prevent a worst-case scenario for birds and people alike—and you can help.
Our Climate Crisis Today
Birds Are Telling Us It's Time to Take Action on Climate
Explore Our Climate Change Cover
This Is What Climate Solutions Look Like
Meet Eight Trailblazers Changing the Climate Conversation
Thaidene Nëné, Canada's newest national park, is a milestone for an Indigenous-led conservation movement that can help keep carbon in the ground while protecting crucial bird habitat.
Five Climate-Threatened Birds and How You Can Help Them
How State and Local Governments Are Leading the Way on Climate Policy
Bird Jobs of the Future and Other Avian-Inspired Stories From the Year 2100
Reverse Engineering the Climate Crisis Is Not Only Possible—It's Necessary
The Audubon Guide to Climate Action
Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine has shifted the marine food web, putting already endangered Roseate Terns and their broods at even greater risk. Figuring out how to help these seabirds could point the way for safeguarding other species.