Monday, January 24, 2011

As Wind River glaciers melt, some people are asking what we should do to adapt

Experts say receding glaciers in the Wind River Mountains could affect irrigators in the Wind River and Green River basins as well as those downstream. Blue-ribbon trout populations may not survive the warming waters. So what do we do? How should we, on a state and individual level, work to adapt to these changes? Pinedale rancher Albert Sommers wants people to focus on solutions. Not to the cause, but to the effects. “If our climate continues to warm, we are going to have to come up with the money to solve all these issues, and there’s going to be a lot of them,” he said. Below are some possible adaptations proposed by private groups, nonprofits, individuals and government organizations...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suggest we carry ice to the mountains. We can afford to do everything else, can't we? When you are out of water you stop irrigating, just like the rest of us.