What Snow Droughts Will Mean for Western States

What Snow Droughts Will Mean for Western States

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer Recent research in Geophysical Research Letters has revealed that “back-to-back bad snow years are likely to become much more frequent in the not-too-distant future,” Alejandra Borunda reported in National Geographic this month. There is now approximately a 7% chance that typically snow-filled regions in the Western US will “get […]

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New Climate Change Study:  Seeing Is More Important Than Believing

New Climate Change Study: Seeing Is More Important Than Believing

Climate change as a “lens” is not always the best way to frame climate impacts for frontline communities in order to spur them to act in the near term.  According to a new study by Columbia University anthropologist Ben Orlove, individuals interviewed who have experienced the consequences of global warming – such as glaciers melting or ski seasons shortening — often viewed them through a local community-based experience lens, rather than a climate change one.

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