Climate Change In Our National Parks

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Exit Glacier is the only part of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska, that's accessible by road. The glaciers have melted quickly in the last 60 years, according to the National Park Service.

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Climate Change In Our National Parks

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

Imagine Joshua Tree National Park with no Joshua trees, or Glacier National Park minus the glaciers. The director of the National Park Service says climate change is the biggest threat the agency has faced in its nearly 100-year history -- and it could make both scenarios a reality. He joins Kojo to talk about how the Park Service is re-thinking its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

Guests

Jonathan Jarvis

Director, National Park Service

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