According to this article from the Toronto Star (Sept. 27, 2016), New Brunswick puffins are dying out due to climate change. Apparently only 12 % of the puffin chicks on ONE island in the Bay of Fundy (Machias Seal Island) survived this summer and scientists suggest climate change is to blame.
If you take the time to read the article (which we know most people won’t do), it states that the average annual survival rate is 59%. Further down, it’s revealed that in 2013, it was 15 per cent. BUT, and here we go….in 2014 it was 44 % and 75 % in 2015.
That’s right. Just last year the success rate was ABOVE AVERAGE. What did they contribute that to? Did we see headlines about that? I don’t recall. So I did a Google search….Nothing. But there are plenty of sites repeating the same headline as the T. Star.
As usual, we are continuously bombarded with phoney alarmist headlines that don’t hold up under scrutiny.