Even the zombies who care nothing about their natural environment should feel some real fear in connection with current changes. In the US today fully one third of all bird species are ‘endangered, threatened or in serious decline’. Isn’t this troubling? Doesn’t it raise some doubt about the sustainability of human life on the planet that species which have existed for millenia are disappearing en masse. I am concerned about aesthetic impacts – I don’t want to live in denuded landscapes where our only companions are rats and cockroaches – but there are also survival issues here.
The 2009 US report, State of the Birds, is here. The video is propagandist and emotional as it should be.