The latest release in the video series examining the effects of climate change in the American West focuses on Colorado. Considering likely future habitat changes, the video considers threats posed to some of the state’s most iconic wildlife, including cutthroat trout, elk, deer, ptarmigan and sage grouse. Without action, many traditional hunting and fishing pursuits in the Golden State are at risk, but the video outlines measures that can help Colorado’s fish and wildlife adapt to a changing climate.
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analyzed sixty years of data collected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to examine possible links between climate change and shifts in the timing of duck migrations in the United States. Request your free copy of the 24-page report here.
Building Resilience: Conservation and Climate Change
In a graphic illustrating possible steps for Kentucky to take to increase nature's resiliency under climate change, the Louisville Courier-Journal maps proposed connecting corridors among large blocks of protected land and suggests measures to support species and habitats most at risk.
Timeline of extreme weather events
Worldwide, 2012 was remarkable for extreme weather events. The World Resources Institute put together an interactive timeline highlighting 36 stories from the first eight months of the year that exemplify unusual conditions linked to climate change.
Graphic shows global temperature trends
Tracking more than 125 years of temperature changes throughout the world, this 26-second animated graphic from NASA illustrates Earth's dramatic warming in since the beginning of the "modern record" in 1880. In 2011, the Earth's average temperature was 0.92 degrees F (0.51 C) warmer than the mid-20th century baseline.
The warming trend of the past 10 years exceeds the localized, temporary heat waves of previous decades.
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