Regarding the Oct. 6 Science and Technology article “ Bye-bye birdie?”: Is there anything as inspiring as an osprey in flight? Or as uplifting as the gentle call of birdsong in the morning?
The diversity of our bird population in North Carolina is a testament to the beauty of our state. From mountains to oceans, we have a unique environment that we must preserve. This article was a heartbreaking reminder that if we continue on our current path, birds might be the first animals to go, but they certainly won’t be the last.
In the article, Audubon NC President Heather Hahn hopes the 1.5 million North Carolinians who identify themselves as bird watchers will be galvanized to work for a reduction in greenhouse gases. I echo that sentiment. If we want to stop these headlines, we need to act; we need to create a policy that will effectively combat climate change.
The first step on this road is the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. I urge all interested bird and nature lovers to submit a public comment to the EPA in support of this plan before it closes its public comment period Dec. 1.