Environmental Issues: Wildlands

Wildlands Main Page

All Documents in Wildlands Tagged consequences

Hotter and Drier
The West's Changed Climate

Report
Human activities are already changing the climate of the American West. This report by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) shows how the West is being affected more by a changed climate than any other part of the United States outside of Alaska. Embracing available solutions at all levels of government is critical to minimizing further disruption of this region’s climate and economy.
Losing Ground: Western National Parks Endangered by Climate Disruption
Report
National parks in the American West face an unprecedented threat from climate change. Rising temperatures, prolonged drought, severe wildfires and diminished snowfall are already affecting these parks; without action to curb climate change, cherished Western landscapes could be drastically altered.

Documents Tagged consequences in All Sections

Consequences of Global Warming
Overview
A hotter planet means dirtier air and water, more severe floods and droughts, more wildfires and other serious consequences.
In Hot Water: Water Management Strategies to Weather the Effects of Global Warming
Water Management Strategies to Weather the Effects of Global Warming

Report
Drought and dry conditions withering the western United States are likely to persist and intensify, jeapordizing the region's water supply and water quality, compromising the health of rivers and lakes, and increasing the risk of flooding for Western communities. This NRDC report breaks new ground by analyzing the effects of global warming on a full range of water management tools and offering recommendations to meet the challenge.
Global Warming Science: An Annotated Bibliography
A summary of recent findings on the changing global climate.

Literature Review
In recent years, scientists have added considerably to the large body of evidence that shows that human activity is changing the global climate, raising temperatures and affecting ecosystems around the world.
Trout in Trouble
The Impacts of Global Warming on Trout in the Interior West

Issue Paper
Global warming is the single greatest threat to the survival of trout in America's interior west. If nothing is done to reduce human-produced greenhouse gas emissions, the primary culprit behind global warming, trout habitat in the Rocky Mountain region could be reduced by 50 percent or more by the end of the century, bringing serious economic consequences for those whose livelihoods depend on the fishing, recreation, and tourism industry.

More >


For additional policy documents, see the NRDC Document Bank.
For older publications available only in print, click here.
All Tags [ View Popular Tags ]:
Alaska
AmyMall
AnthonySwift
Appalachia
Arctic
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
biofuels
BioGems
biomass
biosphere reserves
birds
boreal forest
bristolbay
budget
buffalo
business
business practices
California
Canada
caribou
chlorine
clean energy
Clean Water Act
clearcutting
consequences
dams
DanielleDroitsche
dirty fuels
disposable tissue paper products
drilling
drought
energy efficiency
energyappropriations
energyapprops
environmental governance
environmental review
fire prevention
First Nations
Forest Service
forests
Forests
fracking
FSC certification
fta
gas drilling
global warming
habitat loss
Habitat Preservation
habitat protection
heat waves
human health
illegal logging
interiorappropriations
interiorapprops
International
international agreements
James Taylor
JoshuaAxelrod
Keystone XL
livestock
logging
Los Angeles
lumber
marine mammals
Massachusetts
mercury
mining
MiriamRotkinEllman
mountaintop removal mining
national forests
national parks
natural gas
NEPA
New York
North Carolina
oil
oil drilling
open space
paper
paper industry
paper production
paper products
Parks
Patagonia
pebblemine
photos
polar bears
pollution
Predator Poisons
public lands
recycled paper
renewable energy
renewable energy/clean energy
riders
Rocky Mountains
san joaquin
sewage
Sierra Nevada
smart biomass
species protection
state parks
sustainable forestry
Tahuamanu
TanjaSrebotnjak
tar sands
timber
toilet paper
tourism
United Nations
water pollution
Water Pollution
water supply
Western Arctic
whales
Wilderness Preservation
wildfires
wildlife
Wildlife Services
Yellowstone

Get Updates and Alerts

See the latest issue >

Give the Gift That Will Make a Difference: Leader of the Pack

NRDC Gets Top Ratings from the Charity Watchdogs

Charity Navigator awards NRDC its 4-star top rating.
Worth magazine named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities.
NRDC meets the highest standards of the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau.


Donate now >

Related Stories

Q&A: Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns on National Parks
Ken Burn spoke to OnEarth about his motivation for his new documentary series on America's national parks.
In the Canadian Boreal Forest, a Conservation Ethic at Work
After fighting successfully for years to keep destructive logging, hydropower and mining projects out of their traditional territory, the people of Poplar River are now working to secure permanent protection for their boreal forest homeland.
Shop Smart, Save Forests
Share | |
Find NRDC on
YouTube