boone and crockett club position statement

Climate Change

Updated September 27, 2011

 

Situational Overview

Changing climate poses an indeterminate threat to North American wildlife and its habitats. The Boone and Crockett Club is concerned there is a dearth of science focused on the specific effects of climate change upon North American wildlife and habitat. 

Position

The Boone and Crockett Club supports the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change definition of climate change as being “a statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (typically decades or longer). Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forces, or to persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use.” 

The Club shall facilitate the furtherance of science, deliberation, and implementation of policy intended to mitigate the effects of climate change on wildlife and habitats. The Club also encourages all parties with an interest and appreciation for wildlife to become knowledgeable and to engage at an appropriate level.

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