3 Billion Fewer Wild Birds Than 1970

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    Maybe they are just good at hiding? Like some other hairy beast we know?
     
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    Not what I've heard. I heard the sky is falling because of hurricanes and polar bears.
     
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    But he remembers the Ice Age Cover, which didn't exist.
     
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    i have complete disdain for birds. i hope they all die. sorry, i have been viscous attacked on three separate occasions.

    twice by a red tailed hawk. it may have been the same hawk, no way to tell, and once by a small parrot that tried to peck my eye out.
     
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    I am glad there are 3 billion less

    15 years ago while waiting for the bus I was s*** on by a pigeon.
     
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    Funny thing about forums like this...you never really know what expertise members have. Reasonable people with the training and background to discuss science based criticisms of the release might well be present on this forum.

    If you have specific criticisms (hint, it helps to avoid common phrases used by those with an agenda) I'm sure some would be happy to discuss them.
     
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    We have a bird feeder on our upper deck outside the kitchen window. Chickadees would gather there and stuff themselves. We got a cat from the pound and he immediately wanted to go out on the deck. We didn't think anything of it, he's just exploring, and let him out....it was a blood bath. We had inadvertently made a bait station for our murderous feline.

    So I guess I gotta say five of those 3 billion are on me. My bad, dude. Srry.
     
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    Why do my criticisms have to be "specific" while the political thrust of this thread can happily carry on as general and non-specific as it thinks it can get away with? What agenda-driven topic doesn't carry with it common phrases (on both sides)?

    Why does the threshold for discourse on one side of your pet issue have to be raised to the level that it becomes an avalanche of byzantine technical psychobabble that loses the entire audience, and yet the side you favor can simply say "The World Will End in 12 Years Because Reasons" and it becomes unimpeachable. That seems like a poor recipe for a discussion. On a guitar forum or any other forum.

    Feel free to be as specific as you like in response. ;)
     
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    This thread has no “political thrust” except the one you’re trying to shoehorn into it.
     
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    Well if you wave your hands spouting generalities you look like, (duh) a guy waving his hands spouting generalities.

    Trust me, it's not a good look.

    Oh, and while I'm typing, the "loss of 3 billion birds" strikes me as a very specific starting post.
     
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    No, he doesn't. He "remembers" something that was a hoax, the Ice Age cover. The thing that climate deniers point to as scientists believing there was an ice age coming in 70's when that is far from the truth. There was an article about cooling, but it was no scientific consensus. In fact, there was concern about warming long before that.
     
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    Whatever floats your boat. But stuff like this was out there
     
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    How did they count the birds in 1970?
     
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    I guess now that they're finished they've gotta start counting again?
     
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