[MCN] As if water mattered very much to Missoula, as if heat has anything to do with it
lance at wildrockies.org
Thu Apr 27 11:36:20 EDT 2017
Western Water Crunch Has Climate Change Fingerprints, Scientists Find <https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26042017/western-water-supply-mountain-snowmelt-global-warming-climate-change>
InsideClimate News - 6 hours ago
"The American West has already lost between 10 and 20 percent of its mountain snowpack since the early 1980s, and climate change is partly to blame, new research shows.”
[[This didn’t require any “new research.” Loss of snow, and the cause of it in the form of rising temperatures, had been well established by 2004. It’s actually been a bit of a no-brainer, something in the category of ridiculously simple. Everybody knows that we don’t get snow when it’s 90 above, or rain when it’s 30 below]]
"If greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed, the region could lose 30 percent of …
” … housing growth poses the main threat to protected areas in the United States
whereas deforestation is the main threat in developing countries."
Volker C. Radeloff, Susan I. Stewart et al. Housing growth in and near United States
protected areas limits their conservation value. PNAS. January 12, 2010.
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