In The Future, Yellowstone National Park Could Turn Incredibly Dry

Twenty-three years ago, two scientists took a first look at what climate change might do to the ecology of Yellowstone National Park. The climate models they used were just beginning to take form, and their subsequent findings were mostly qualitative, with high levels of uncertainty.

In a recent paper published as part of a special park report on climate change, Yellowstone officials decided to ask those two scientists to revisit their research from over two decades ago — and what they found was a lot less uncertain.


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