The changing face of Britains skies

If you’re a bird-lover and you want to see nesting snow buntings in the mountains of Scotland, or pintail ducks breeding in the fens of East Anglia, go now; their time here is limited. Research shows that British and European birds face a potentially disastrous future thanks to climate change during the coming century.

Three-quarters of the breeding birds of Britain and Europe are likely to decline in number as the climatic range in which they can comfortably exist – their “climate space” – shrinks with global warming, says a study by the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, in association with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).


Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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