Here at the RSPB, we are deeply concerned that runaway global warming will undermine what we're doing to save nature from today's causes of decline - particularly agricultural expansion and intensification.
We often hear people casually shrugging off the evidence and claiming climate change isn't happening. A more common response in the nature conservation community is to accept and understand climate science- most people in this sector have some background in science after all - but focus on the now and act like it isn't happening.
Well, this striking new video from NASA is a neat reminder of the evidence of the existing warming trend. It shows temperature change across the world over the last 100 years, with red indicating a higher temperature than the baseline period (1951-1980) and blue showing a lower temperature.
We'll be doing more stories on this blog this year as to what this means for birds and wildlife, who are on the frontline of this change and are already feeling the impact.