Joshua trees may soon disappear due to climate change. The iconic tree is only found in the Mojave Desert between elevations of 2,000 and 6,000 feet. This narrow range makes the Dr. Seuss-esque trees especially vulnerable to global warming. A recent study published in “Environmental Research Letters” found America’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park (@joshuatreenps), are warming twice as fast as the rest of the country. National parks often protect extreme environments, like deserts, glaciers, or mangroves. Climate change causes extreme weather patterns which impact these environments to a greater extent than temperate areas. Have you seen changes in the National Parks over the years? Let us know in the comments below 🏞 - Years Of Living Dangerously

Joshua trees may soon disappear due to climate change. The iconic tree is only found in the Mojave Desert between elevations of 2,000 and 6,000 feet. This narrow range makes the Dr. Seuss-esque trees especially vulnerable to global warming. A recent study published in “Environmental Research Letters” found America’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park (@joshuatreenps), are warming twice as fast as the rest of the country. National parks often protect extreme environments, like deserts, glaciers, or mangroves. Climate change causes extreme weather patterns which impact these environments to a greater extent than temperate areas. Have you seen changes in the National Parks over the years? Let us know in the comments below 🏞

Joshua trees may soon disappear due to climate change. The iconic tree is only found in the Mojave Desert between elevations of 2,000 and 6,000 feet. This narrow range makes the Dr. Seuss-esque trees especially vulnerable to global warming. A recent study published in “Environmental Research Letters” found America’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park (@joshuatreenps), are warming twice as fast as the rest of the country. National parks often protect extreme environments, like deserts, glaciers, or mangroves. Climate change causes extreme weather patterns which impact these environments to a greater extent than temperate areas. Have you seen changes in the National Parks over the years? Let us know in the comments below 🏞

Joshua trees may soon disappear due to climate change. The iconic tree is only found in the Mojave Desert between elevations of 2,000 and 6,000 feet. This narrow range makes the Dr. Seuss-esque trees especially vulnerable to global warming. A recent study published in “Environmental Research Letters” found America’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park (@joshuatreenps), are warming twice as fast as the rest of the country. National parks often protect extreme environments, like deserts, glaciers, or mangroves. Climate change causes extreme weather patterns which impact these environments to a greater extent than temperate areas. Have you seen changes in the National Parks over the years? Let us know in the comments below 🏞

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