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SEP 14- A Bird’s Eye View of Climate Change


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SEP 14-  A Bird’s Eye View of Climate Change, Marnie Urso
Marnie Urso 9.14.15Scientists at the National Audubon Society (NAS) recently completed the Audubon Birds and Climate Report, a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. The research shows that 314 species of birds will lose more than 50 percent of their current climatic range by 2080 if global warming continues at its current pace. Join us as Marine Urso, Senior Program Manager at NAS discusses the results of this study and the steps being taken to protect our nation’s birds from the threat of global warming.

Marnie Urso has been working to advance environmental public policy initiative in both Washington, DC and in Ohio for the past 17 years. She has a degree from Slippery Rock University in Environmental Science and has worked for NAS for the past 10 years. Her focus has been state and federal Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change Policy. Currently, she is a senior Manager and directs Audubon’s Climate Initiative in Ohio. She lives in Cleveland and enjoys birding along the shore of Lake Erie with her two children.

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