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Uncertain Future for Joshua Trees in US Southwest Projected With Climate Change


Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, trees, Joshua Trees, flora, globalwarming, environment, ecosystems, conservation, water )

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- 2731 days ago - enn.com
Temperature increases resulting from climate change in the Southwest will likely eliminate Joshua trees from 90 percent of their current range in 60 to 90 years, according to a new study led by U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Ken Cole.



   

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 6:26 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 9:17 pm
sadly noted Cal and thanx for post
 

Cristina M (137)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 12:15 am
Will still be a planet in 60 or 90 years? Maybe a barren desolated one and with some luck some insects will survive our devastation and shameful time on earth.
 

MmAway M (511)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 8:55 am
Thank you Cal....it is such a beautiful and special place, or it used to be 1986 when I used to go camping there...

And, Cristina M -- Sadly to answer your comment, NOPE personally, I don't think their will be a EARTH left, Mother Nature is totally revolting now as it is!
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 10:17 am
Noted.
 

Natividad P (104)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 11:39 am
Noted. I love trees and this news is really sad for me. Thank you Cal
 

William Ford (1)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 12:43 pm
Elimnated trees? We're moroxy on way to death for no oxygen
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 1:46 pm
This sounds sad. We must reduce our use of fossil fuels.
 

Carol C (97)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 2:17 pm
Aww that's a shame! Noted. Thank you.
 

Ruth R (246)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 4:24 pm
noted. Thank you for the interesting posting.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 5:35 pm
It's sad to have a national treasure in jeopardy. Tell the stupid Republicans that global warming is real and to quit protecting the oil, gas, coal and chemical companies at the expense of the world.
 

Tish Levee (1)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 6:26 pm
How sad, that it isn't just the glaciers but the Joshua trees are disappearing. When will we learn, and do something REAL about global warming.
 

Melanie Clark (13)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 6:56 pm
This will make my mom notably sad, as we had to visit this on occasion whenever we drove to California on vacation. How devastating?
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:15 pm
Green Energy, NOW PLEASE! Thankyou!
 

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 9:14 pm
tragic. go solar and wind amd reductions in industrial CO2 emissions!
 

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 9:24 pm
Yet another victim of that "non-existent" (or so says the GOP) climate change.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 12:34 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 5:35 am
I live in Arizona and it is so hot here already if it gets any hotter nothing will be alive here. They have to stop taking bribes from these corporations and get serious about cutting down the carbon emissions. We need to pass the amendment that corporations are not people so they can't keep buying the Congress thanks to the corrupt Supreme Court. When the Koch Brothers are giving parties in your honor you are well on the way to Hell. And taking us with!
 

Esther Z (94)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 6:20 am
Noted.
 
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