Natural Beauty at Risk

How will climate change affect our national parks? These natural areas cannot be protected from the global stresses of climate change, which threaten both plant and animal species. Is there anything park managers can do to prepare for coming changes in temperature and precipitation?

For more on these questions, and how research may answer them, read the feature article at NASA’s Earth Observatory website.


Climate change will change biome suitability for different species. The vegetation at Yellowstone park is predicted to undergo changes in the coming decades.

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