Skip to comments.Report: Climate change confirmed in national parks
Posted on 07/03/2014 4:47:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Climate change is happening in Americas national parks, and in some cases in rapid and concerning ways, says a new report authored by the National Park Service.
The changes will have implications for what visitors see and experience and will require new approaches to the protection of natural and historic resources within parks, the report says.
This report shows that climate change continues to be the most far-reaching and consequential challenge ever faced by our national parks, says National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. Our national parks can serve as places where we can monitor and document ecosystem change without many of the stressors that are found on other public lands.
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so what was the Dust Bowl? Was that a drought or was that climate change? What caused the potato famine that helped populate the United States? What caused the flood that Noah built the Ark for, was that climate change? Were the people eating too much and having too many bonfires? Where does it all end?
Yes climate change is happening. I was in the park near me here in New York last December and it was cold and now in July inexplicably it’s hot. Just like Al Gores movie “An inconvenient lie” where he shows these Italian mountains in the winter covered in snow and then in the summer where the snow is melted and flowers are blooming, obvious climate change!
I suppose when these idiots who spend the majority of their lives in air conditioned cars , offices and homes just happen to take a walk down the street, their climate is changing. Imagine that, summer is upon us and one of them takes their Mercedes trip to Yellowstone and all of a sudden figures out it is warmer out of the car than it is in.
What a joke these people are. I know, let’s give money to Al Gore. He’ll fix it and will help fund his next multi-million dollar condo purchase on a beach (you know, where the ocean is gonna gobble it up because of melting ice).
Well, fortunately, I don’t live in a National Park, so it’s OK for the climate to go ahead and change there. Glad they finally have it isolated. /sarc
I thought the debate was over... Shouldn’t this all be assumed? Why are the forces that be still trying to convince me then?
The climate is continually changing. If it didn’t something would be very wrong. Some of the national parks exist in great measure due to past changes in climate on a vast scale.
Take for example the following from Wikipedia:
Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. It is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, or as he said, “preserve the works of man”. It is the only cultural National Park set aside by the National Park System. It occupies 81.4 square miles (211 km2) near the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples, sometimes called the Anasazi. There are over 4000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people at the site.
The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300, though there is evidence they left before the start of the 15th century. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi are famous for their elegant basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records.
By the year 750 the people were building mesa-top villages made of adobe. In the late 1190s they began to build the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is famous.
By 1300 AD prolonged drought had caused the fragile adaptation to collapse and the Mesa Verde area was abandoned. The surviving Mesa Verde people retreated to the south and east.
As with everything liberal, he who controls the meaning of words or even why we are having the conversation in the first place, controls the outcome of the debate. This has never been more true than in the case of Global Warming, er, now called Climate Change.
I am waiting for some climate scientist to publish a paper on what the optimum climate is for our biosphere. The first question that would naturally flow would be where is our current trend in relation to this finding.
That nobody seems interested in this vital comparison indicates that there climate is being studied for other purposes. Since all the urgent demands that flow from today’s climate science all converge on policy solutions that involve statism, bigger government, higher taxes, less personal liberty, the bigger picture tells me all that I need to know about “climate science”.
I am also curious about how deep the ice got during the last of several periods of glaciation of the northern hemisphere, but that is a question for another time.
Park Service people want to keep their jobs and know which side their bread is buttered on.
National Park Service scientists William Monahan and Nicholas Fisichelli studied the fake climate data of the last 10-30 years as compared to the historical range of variability from 1901 to 2012 from 289 national parks. Confirming the original goals of the pseudo study, They managed to manipulate the temperatures so that they are now at the high end of the range of temperatures measured since 1901.
There, fixed it.
Of course... nothing about the fact much of our National Park land is under occupation by Mexican drug cartels.
The people who have a vested interest in a carbon trading exchange in Chicago will not take no for an answer. Too much money at stake.
They're government employees. This is called "singing for your supper."
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Specifically, I cite the plainly visible evidence at the Exit Glacier on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska where the warming progress has been tracked by the government for 118 years. As you approach the visitors center, you see a sign noting the toe of the glacier in 1896. That sign is 2 miles away from the current glacier toe. As you progress toward the center and the short walk to the glacier's edge you encounter other signs tracking the recession over the years.
So, the fact that the glacier has receded is very plainly seen. For the Kenai area, there has been warming compared to past ages. Since the process has been noted for at least 118 years, the cause can not be attributd to current increase in CO2 levels. The change can not be attributed to man or cars or coal power plants or etc etc.
The Exit Glacier and the signs and the NPS tracking put lie to all the hoax.
“Climate change is happening in Americas national parks”
No, you have idiots on the govt. dole working (questionable) in these parks. Greenies galore.
Q: How can you tell when tree-huggers are lying?
A: Their lips are moving.
Climate change happens, that is not denied. The CAUSE of climate change, though, is often wrongly attributed to the activities of mankind.
Of all the factors that may affect climate on a relatively low level, perhaps heat “pollution” is one of the greatest, far greater than whatever “greenhouse” effect carbon dioxide may have. Water vapor, which has approximately the same heat absorption characteristics as carbon dioxide, exists in FAR greater quantities in the atmosphere at any one given time. Because of the nature of water, a rather unusual compound which can exist in all three states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) simultaneously, and the enormous heat-carrying capabilities of water in all its forms, there is a powerful homeostatic effect on the temperatures of both our surface waters and our atmosphere, keeping it within a fairly narrow range.
When the solid form of water, ice, melts, it requires an astonishing amount of heat, some 80 calories of energy per gram, at 0 degrees Centigrade to become the same weight, 1 gram, of water at 0 degrees Centigrade. When the water is warmed 1 degree Centigrade, it takes about 1 calorie of heat per gram. To warm water to 100 degrees Centigrade, then, would require 100 calories per gram, at which point all water is converted to water vapor. The conversion of one gram of water to one gram of water vapor requires some 540 calories of heat per gram. So the melting of ice and the evaporation of water have HUGE potential for transferring heat. When the process is reversed, water vapor condenses to water, then the water is frozen to ice, all this heat that was absorbed is given up.
Now, water does not have to be heated all the way up to 100 degrees Centigrade to become water vapor. Water vapor may sublimate directly from ice to water vapor, though very slowly. Each degree water is heated, a greater and greater amount of it converts to water vapor, so on warm days there is more evaporation than on cool days.
But you knew that.
Mankind, even with its most strenuous efforts, can change no more than a tiny bit of this continuous heat exchange that is overwhelmingly dependent on the changing state of matter relative to the water molecule. We can, and have, harnessed this effect of heat exchange through the medium of water, to generate our power and extend the science of feeding ourselves through agriculture and manufacture of various products to serve useful purposes.
Those useful purposes utilize both the generation of heat, and the absorption of heat, to the degree that the overall impact is just about a zero effect in relation to the much more vast heat transfers that take place in nature WITHOUT the intervention of mankind.
A mile of ice over the Obama's residence sounds about right. Alas that missed by about 20k years.
I’m glad it’s limited to just the National Parks.
Of all the CO2 created on earth per year the entirety of human activity, all of it accounts for less than 3% of it... The idea of Anthropomorphic global warming is laughable on its face.
Yes is CO2 a greenhouse gas? Yes.. Do you know what else is and has a far greater greenhouse effect? Water Vapor.
Bingo, we have a winner! You are without a doubt 100% correct.
You'd think these educated types would have heard of it.
Instead, these crazy Global Warming people make this stuff up as they go, only to have to correct themselves later once the hysteria they're taking wears off:
I asked a lib once upon a time: “Is global warming worse in the summer or winter?”
I was quite amazed first that he answered “Summer” without pause or awareness of the sarcasm in the question, but was more amazed he spent the next 10 minutes explaining it was worse in Summer because it is hotter.
You have to give all these appointees credit. They are definitely of one voice. They all speak Booshit.
“I suppose when these idiots who spend the majority of their lives in air conditioned cars , offices and homes just happen to take a walk down the street, their climate is changing.”
That is the key as to why it was changed from “Global Cooling” to “Global Warming”.
As more and more people began working indoors with AC, when they left work the heat hit them like a ton of bricks.
Also more and more people began getting central AC and heat in their houses the temp was always the same.
Dress to go outside when its cold and you take some of the warmth from inside outside with you, not so with heat.
Dress to go outside when it’s hot, the cool from inside doesn’t go outside with you.
In the late 70’s, when global cooling was still popular, a lot of people from the northern states moved to Texas and they were the first ones I heard say it wasn’t global cooling but global warming because they weren’t used to the Texas summer heat.
Want to fix out national parks? Get rid of the national park service. As a matter of fact, if you want to fix anything that is hurting our country, get rid of the agency responsible for maintaining it.