Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hotter and Drier: The West’s Changed Climate

If you are a photographer who works with western landscapes please take note of a recent report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization:
Human activities are already changing the climate of the American West.
A new report by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and
the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), drawn from 50 scientific
studies, 125 other government and scientific sources, and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization's new analyses, documents that the West is being affected more by a changed climate than any other part of the United States outside of Alaska. When compared to the 20th century average, the West has experienced an increase in average temperature during the last five years that is 70 percent greater
than the world as a whole. Responding quickly at all levels of government by
embracing available solutions is critical to minimizing further disruption of
this region’s climate and economy. To read the full report on  the impacts of global  warming in the West, you can download the report at the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization home page.




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