Audubon Nebraska is in support of LB283, a bill that calls for climate research and the development of a climate action plan in Nebraska. The bill could be up for a vote soon, potentially in the next couple weeks.
As stated in the bill introduction, “LB283 provides that the University of Nebraska shall develop an evidence-based, data-driven, strategic action plan to provide methods for adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change.”
Climate change is a threat not only to Nebraska’s physical landscape but to the state’s living beings as well.
“Audubon’s recent climate report showed that if we don’t take action now, over 100 birds in the Central Flyway will be vulnerable with extinction,” said Kristal Stoner, executive director for Audubon Nebraska. “This list includes beloved birds like the Mountain Bluebird and Eastern Meadowlark.”
She further explains how “throughout history, people have watched birds and their migrations to understand environmental conditions, and right now they are telling us we must change. The time is now for Nebraska to take this important step and consider how Nebraska’s economy, communities, and natural resources will be impacted, and to develop strategies to keep our resources intact for future generations.”
Learn more about LB283 by clicking here then voice your support to your local senator. If you don’t know your local senator, you can look them up by entering your zip code at https://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_find.php.
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