A recent report from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Bird Conservancy made the headlines with the news that in the last fifty years, the number of birds in North America has been decimated. This is on the heels of reports from the last couple of years about the disappearance of the flying insect population from the world scene.
Yeah that’s normal.
Now, I would have expected we would have had a report about declining bird populations when maybe they had noticed that 500,000 or so had left the building like Elvis. But no, they wait until THREE BILLION are gone. WTF?
The more astute observers among you will note that fifty years ago, world population was 3.7 billion people, and now it is 7.7 billion.
For my money you can have the people. Give me back the pulchritudinous birds.