How is our changing climate impacting our national park system? This is a hard question to answer, particularly considering how diverse each park, monument and protected area is.
In response to the growing concerns about the effects of global climate change on our national parks and monuments, a nationwide strategy of communication, mitigation and adaptation has been adopted for the entire national park service. This Climate Cast series is an effort to share with you the impacts being faced by your national parks and perhaps increase your understanding of this global issue.
Each episode in this series will focus on a single park or monument, and how climate change is impacting their resources. You may hear stories about the influence of climate change on a single species, such as the Florida panther or desert pupfish, or how it’s changing entire ecosystems. You may also learn about the impacts to some of our most beloved cultural and historical sites, those places that help define who we are as a nation. But more than these stories, we also hope to share how each park and monument is planning to mitigate and adapt to those changes. So sit back and enjoy the inaugural episode of Climate Cast, your connection to the science of climate change in your national parks.
Climate Cast, Episode 1: Glacier National Park (direct download, 9Mb)
The theme music for the Climate Cast series was composed and performed by Karen Savoca (karensavoca.com), whose generous donation of her time and talent helped make this project possible.
Each episode is written and produced by employees, volunteers and partners of the National Park Service.
Stay tuned for further episodes of this exciting new podcast series!