Decline in Snowpack Is Blamed On Warming

Water Supplies In West Affected

Researchers reported the persistent and dramatic decline in the snowpack of many mountains in the West is caused primarily by human-induced global warming and is not the result of natural variability in weather patterns.  Read the Washington Post article here. Additionally, climate scientists and water experts warn city governments must start planning now for new and costly systems to control increasing runoff from urban storms, springtime floods from swollen rivers and rising sea levels as they invade lowlands, all as a result of global warming. Read the San Francisco Chronicle article here.

Published: February 1, 2008