While we’re thinking about the drought and environmental changes, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the perils animals face while dealing with our changing climate. This list is, of course, not comprehensive, but I do think these examples show how when one organism is affected, others face consequences too. Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river. Earlier this year, the Associated Press reported that the deaths at Northern California’s Klamath River are being caused by low water levels brought on by drought.
-Written by Justin Ray, staff writer for the LA Times.