Laysan Albatross |
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
IUCN Red List Assessment, Phoebastria immutabilis
Climate change poses an ongoing threat in terms of storms and flooding; and a future threat in terms of habitat alteration from sea level rise.
A majority of the population nests on low lying islands and atolls and it is predicted that with climate change and the resulting rise in sea level; there will be significant inundation and loss nesting habitat (Storlazzi et al. 2013; Reynolds et al. 2015).
Climate change severe weather 11.1.
Climate change severe weather 11.4.