"One of the most precious values of the national parks is their ability to teach us about ourselves and how we relate to the natural world. This important role may prove invaluable in the near future as we strive to understand and adapt to a changing climate."
NPS Director Jon Jarvis
Although we can choose to slow climate change, we have already set some additional warming in motion. It is now essential to adapt for current and future changes. The National Park Service response focuses in 4 areas: science, mitigation, adaptation, and communication.
This educational presentation and science curriculum focus on climate change as it relates to our park.
For more in-depth and scientific information, please see these resources and references:
NPS Climate Change Response
Northeast Climate Impact Assessment
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Did You Know?
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