Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Parks and Recreation Management?
Sasidharan, Vinod, Yarnal, Careen, Yarnal, Brent, Godbey, Geoffrey, Parks & Recreation
Scientists agree that climate changes occurred during the 20th century. The Earth's surface temperature rose 1 deg F, with most of that warming happening at night. Spring came earlier and fall left later. The higher temperatures caused sea level to rise, mountain glaciers to recede, and permafrost to melt. The warmer air held more moisture, so cloud amounts, precipitation totals, and heavy downpours increased.
Scientists also agree that the rate and magnitude of climate change will increase in the coming century. Temperatures could rise as much as 8 deg F worldwide by 2100. Some areas will get much wetter, while others will get drier. Snowlines will move to higher latitudes and …
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Publication information: Article title: Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Parks and Recreation Management?. Contributors: Sasidharan, Vinod - Author, Yarnal, Careen - Author, Yarnal, Brent - Author, Godbey, Geoffrey - Author. Magazine title: Parks & Recreation. Volume: 36. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2001. Page number: 54+. © 2009 National Recreation and Park Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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