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How is climate change affecting plants and animals? How is climate change affecting national parks? What are indicators of climate change and how are these indicators measured? Tune in to this collection for the answers to these questions and more.

Climate Change National Park Service

    • Natural Sciences

How is climate change affecting plants and animals? How is climate change affecting national parks? What are indicators of climate change and how are these indicators measured? Tune in to this collection for the answers to these questions and more.

    • video
    The Glaciers of Kenai Fjords: A Century of Change

    The Glaciers of Kenai Fjords: A Century of Change

    Kenai Fjords National Park: Pictures of the glaciers at Kenai Fjords are compared in sequence. For instance, a picture of McCarty Glacier from 1909 precedes a picture of the same glacier in 2004. The video displays how the glaciers have receded over a century.

    • 9 min
    • video
    The Changing Face of Exit Glacier HD

    The Changing Face of Exit Glacier HD

    Kenai Fjords National Park: Experts track and discuss the rate at which Exit Glacier has receded over time. Methods of tracking the rate at which the glacier is receding are discussed as well as potential reasons the glacier is receding.

    • 8 min
    • video
    Listening To The Ice

    Listening To The Ice

    Kenai Fjords National Park: The video discusses how glaciers in Kenai Fjords serve as markers for climate change. It is discussed that the glaciers are indeed receding rapidly and what the park is doing to inform the public about the issue.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Glaciers and Climate Change

    Glaciers and Climate Change

    Glacier National Park: The value of research on glaciers is discussed by a USGS research ecologist. Emphasis is placed on how the melting of glaciers affects ecosystems and serves as an indicator for climate change.

    • 3 min
    Going-to-the-Sun Road: Jackson Glacier

    Going-to-the-Sun Road: Jackson Glacier

    Glacier National Park: This audio file discusses Jackson Glacier as well as other glaciers in Glacier National Park. It is suggested that evidence for climate change can be seen with the melting of the glaciers in the park.

    • 2 min
    Climate Change's Impact on the California Coast - Part 1

    Climate Change's Impact on the California Coast - Part 1

    Natural Laboratory: Listen in as an oceanographer gives examples of how climate change is impacting the marine species present off the California coast. Examples come from scientific research and reliable observations made over the past 60 to 70 years.

    • 4 min

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