global warming http://knau.org en Earth Notes: Flagstaff Plans for a Changing Climate http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-flagstaff-plans-changing-climate <p>Sitting high and mainly dry, residents of the Colorado Plateau don&rsquo;t have to worry about rising sea levels as the Earth&rsquo;s climate warms. But in recent years parts of the plateau have experienced record warming and low moisture, damaging winter storms, and severe wildfires and flooding.</p><p>Whether these are short-term weather events, or signs of a longer-term change in climate, remains to be seen. But some in the region are already adapting to what they fear could be even greater impacts caused by an altered climate.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rose Houk 15524 at http://knau.org