How to read the graph: The indicator demonstrates the impact of climate change on widespread bird populations has increased strongly in the past twenty years. The Climatic Impact Indicator (CII) measures the divergence between the population trends of bird species projected to expand their range and those predicted to shrink their range due to climate change.
The impact of climate change on widespread bird populations has increased strongly in the past 20 years.
The number of bird species whose populations are observed to be negatively impacted by climate change is three times larger than those observed to be positively affected by climate warming in the set of widespread European land birds (EEA, 2009).
Around 10 million pairs of usable spectacles are discarded each year in Europe and North America. These can be used to help people in the developing world to afford glasses. Most opticians now act as collection points for old glasses, so drop yours off and give them a new lease on life.
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