[MCN] Climate change is not outdoor recreation business-friendly

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Wed Jul 25 09:52:08 EDT 2018

Public Release: 24-Jul-2018
Research shows climate change affects recreational behavior
Research at the University of New Hampshire shows that as unfavorable water quality conditions in lakes continue to rise, anglers, boaters and beach goers are using various coping mechanisms that can alter their behavior, from switching to a different location or activity to simply abandoning the experience altogether.

 <https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uonh-rsc072418.php>Journal of Park and Recreation Administration [open access] https://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/8296
 <https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uonh-rsc072418.php>https://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/8296 <https://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/8296>

Pennsylvania Sea Grant
Full release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uonh-rsc072418.php <https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uonh-rsc072418.php>


"Between 1C and 2C increases in global mean temperatures most species, ecosystems and landscapes will be impacted and adaptive capacity will become limited. With the already ongoing high rate of climate change, the decline in biodiversity will therefore accelerate and simultaneously many ecosystem services will become less abundant."

Rik Leemans and Bas Eickhout. Another reason for concern: regional and global impacts on ecosystems for different levels of climate change. Global Environmental Change 14 (2004) 219–228
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