The Climate Change Response Strategy
One of the first efforts that Everglades National Park made to address climate change was participating in the Climate Friendly Parks Workshop in 2005. The park realizes it is at risk from the effects of climate change and developed several commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. The plan for new management of transportation and facility operations is available here.
Climate change poses challenges for the National Park Service to leave park resources unimpaired for future generations. The Service created a Climate Change Response Strategy that designed goals and objectives to address climate change. It utilizes four components: science; mitigation; adaptation; and communication to guide activities and is available here.
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The Everglades are often described as having only two seasons- the wet and the dry. Most hot summer days are punctuated by quenching afternoon thunderstorms that bring life-giving water to the park.