Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming and Our National Parks

The National Parks Conservation Association, (NPCA) report, "Unnatural Disaster," demonstrates the impacts of climate change by highlighting anticipated effects U.S. national parks. It offers recommended actions for federal, state, and local governments, along with individuals, to slow or stop the damage from climate change on national parks.

The report focuses on national parks in five U.S. regions, including the Appalachian region, South Florida, Alaska, Pacific coast mountains, and historical coastal regions which focuses on the East and Gulf coasts. These five regional briefs highlight climate change impacts, site relative studies, and suggest mitigation and adaptation measures parks should consider, including ecosystem restoration, acquiring adjacent properties, monitoring effects of climate change, and developing clean energy resources. This is not a detailed impact assessment.

Publication Date: July 11, 2007

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