Global Warming and Our National Parks
July 17, 2007 5:56 PM   Subscribe

Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming and Our National Parks (PDF). A new report from the National Parks Conservation Association explores the impact of global warming on America's national parks. [Via Gristmill.]
posted by homunculus (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
That's depressing. Interesting, though. Thanks for sharing it.
posted by Ostara at 7:02 PM on July 17, 2007

Good link
posted by KokuRyu at 7:02 PM on July 17, 2007

Nothing beats awareness in cases like this. I have updated appropriate sections of my site to include links to the Unnatural Disaster report. Thanks for the heads up homunculus.
posted by netbros at 8:46 PM on July 17, 2007

If only Harry Potter could wave his wand and make the parks whole again...
posted by homunculus at 10:57 PM on July 17, 2007

Better fly to the nearest airport quick and hire an SUV to drive around them before they're gone.
posted by rhymer at 11:56 PM on July 17, 2007

You could help to counter the increased stress on plants and animals by treating national parks more as repositories of priceless treasures than as moneymaking amusement parks and potential oil fields. Close them completely every other year and limit access to them during the open years: stop all private vehicle access, add clean and infrequent bus service on the main routes, tear down the hotels, tear up unneeded roads and parkings lots, and let things grow and flower. Warn people that they bus, bicycle, or hike into certain areas at their own risk and that they could easily become food for the bears and wolves (you wouldn't say "for all we care" but you'd kind of imply it).
posted by pracowity at 4:51 AM on July 18, 2007

Thanks for the post humunculus. And for the additional information on Cheney. I hope someone will look more closely on this administration's role in politicizing several agencies and research institutions.
posted by carmina at 9:06 AM on July 18, 2007

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