Feb. 21, 1918:
The last known Carolina parakeet
, named Incas, dies in the Cincinnati Zoo. The only native parrot species in North America, the Carolina parakeet was intensively hunted for its plumage. There was a final sighting in the wild in Florida in 1920, but the species was formally declared extinct in 1939.
Feb. 21, 2008:
Longtime evangelical and Southern Baptist leader Richard Cizik (at right) calls climate change "an offense against God
" during the "Creation Care" conference in Orlando, Fla. One of the goals of the conference is to reconcile environmental values with those of evangelical Christianity.
Feb. 21, 2010:
After years of railing against global warming as a "hoax," Glenn Beck is quoted in an interview with USA Today Weekend
saying, "You'd be an idiot not to notice the temperature change," he says. He also says there's a legit case that global warming has, at least in part, been caused by mankind." Beck later says he was misquoted.
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