Thursday, October 21, 2010

Glimpse Climate Change in the Adirondacks

 

Check out this interesting essay by a local expert on Climate Change how the Adirondacks are being shaped by Climate Change.

Journey to a Future Climate - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation "Journey to a Future Climate Exploring climate change in the Adirondacks By David W. Wolfe, PhD It's mid afternoon in late May, crazy hot for this time of year (upper 80s), and we are sloshing our way through Spring Pond Bog, the largest open bog in the Adirondacks. The weather has brought the black flies out in full force, loving the heat and humidity, and loving us even more. I'm with a colleague of mine from Cornell, plant ecologist Jonathan Comstock, and we are being led by the legendary Adirondack naturalist, Jerry Jenkins. Jerry knows this state park-from its soaring peaks to bog wilderness areas-probably better than anyone else alive, and he's taking us to see some of the areas that are most vulnerable to climate change. "Conservationist Magazine - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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