Report Reveals Extent Of Climate Threat To Yellowstone National Park

"Researchers say temperatures, already the highest in the past 20,000 years, could increase by up to 10F by 2100"

"Yellowstone, established in 1872, is famous around the globe for good reason: it’s the oldest national park in the United States and one of the most popular.

But a new report issued this week shows how Yellowstone’s near pristine environment, with attractions like the Old Faithful geyser and herds of bison, is under threat from global heating.

The report, conducted by researchers at Montana State University, the US Geological Survey and the University of Wyoming, analyzes the effects of a changing climate not only in the park, but also in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem – an area 10 times the size."

Katharine Gammon reports for the Guardian June 25, 2021.

Source: Guardian, 06/28/2021