Ben See @ClimateBen Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also @urgenceclimatiq & @ClimateHound Jun. 13, 2019 1 min read

Seven reasons birds are dying:

1. Starvation
2. Starvation
3. Starvation
4. Starvation
5. Starvation
6. Starvation
7. Starvation

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Tens of thousands of dead birds are washing up on the beaches of Alaska's Prince William Sound, an unexplained mass die-off that some experts say may be related to the changing climate.

The birds appear to have starved to death  https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/mysterious-mass-deaths-of-alaskan-birds-baffles-scientists-20160113-gm4nap.html 

Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic.

Overfishing, oil drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem.

 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/13/penguins-starving-death-something-very-wrong-antarctic 

Seabirds are starving to death:

"the scientists were telling us they sometimes pull out 200 or 250 pieces of plastic out of dead birds... It's obscene when you think about it."

 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44579422 

A grim picture of starvation

Global warming only makes it more likely we'll see more of these kinds of events in the future.

 https://www.sciencealert.com/the-climate-crisis-could-be-behind-the-death-of-thousands-of-puffins-in-the-north-sea 

Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey sources. Seabirds are now the most threatened bird group.

 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181206114726.htm 

'If you lose 80% of what you eat you cannot sustain a stable population.'
 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/21/europe-faces-biodiversity-oblivion-after-collapse-in-french-bird-populations 

"All the birds show signs of severe starvation and we don't know why," said Leopold.

"there is something wrong at sea, and that's alarming."
 https://m.phys.org/news/2019-02-dutch-scientists-probing-mystery-mass.html 


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