Cranes’ observers also observe the Anthropocene

My project examines cranes and their prospects in the Anthropocene era. But the world of cranes, a world requiring careful scrutiny, also informs our perspective on climate change. A Reuters article on a drought-caused drop in Zambesi River levels, and also the output of Victoria Falls, includes an observation by the head of the ICF, the wondrous organization taking responsibility for all fifteen species, reported as follows:

Richard Beilfuss, head of the International Crane Foundation, who has studied the Zambezi for the past three decades, thinks climate change is delaying the monsoon, “concentrating rain in bigger events which are then much harder to store, and a much longer, excruciating dry season”.