Global warming is going to push the snow line uphill by as much as 1,400 feet in many western mountains. @bberwyn photo.
Pole to pole and across the world’s oceans and mountains, climate change impacts are adding up
By Bob Berwyn
Of greatest interest here in the West is a new University of Utah study that projects a dramatic upward shift of the snowline in the Rockies and coastal ranges in California, Oregon and Washington. Less spring snowpack at lower elevations has huge effects on we manage our water, and could also result in more early season wildfires: Unabated Global Warming Threatens West’s Snowpack, Water Supply.
In mid-May I wrote about the latest update to NOAA’s annual greenhouse gas index, which showed that atmospheric CO2 concentration…
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