100 FLYING BIRDS: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight

ADVANCED READING FOR THE EPILOGUE

 

EXTINCTION OF MEGAFAUNA IN NORTH AMERICA

An interesting discussion of the relative roles of climate change and human destruction in the loss of North American megafauna is here:

Broughton, J.M., Weitzel, E.M. Population reconstructions for humans and megafauna suggest mixed causes for North American Pleistocene extinctions. Nat Commun 9, 5441 (2018).

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07897-1

Accessed October 6, 2020

 

MARCO LAMBERTINI ON CULTURAL CHANGE

The statements of the Director General of the World Wildlife Foundation concerning the need for a change in attitudes toward the relationship of humans and the natural world is in the preface to the Living Planet Report (#11 above).

 

SHIFT OF OPINION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Pew Research Center has charted the shifts in attitudes towards climate change. The results from their 2020 survey are described here:

“How Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts”. Cary Funk, Brian Kennedy. Pew Research Center. April 20, 1 2020

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/21/how-americans-see-climate-change-and-the-environment-in-7-charts/

Accessed October 6, 2020

 

FALSE NARRATIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

An account of the false and misleading statements made by fossil fuel companies regarding climate change is here:

Amy Westervelte. “How the fossil fuel industry got the media to think climate change was debatable” Washington Post. January 10, 2019.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/10/how-fossil-fuel-industry-got-media-think-climate-change-was-debatable/

Accessed October 6, 2020