03 Aug '11, 4pm

Climate Change Hurts Indian Tribes Disproportionately, Report Finds - National Wildlife Federation via @NWF

Climate Change Hurts Indian Tribes Disproportionately, Report Finds - National Wildlife Federation via @NWF

Extreme droughts weaken trees’ ability to resist pests and to curb erosion and siltation. On the nation’s 326 reservations, there are approximately 18.6 million forested acres. Droughts also lower water levels and impair agricultural productivity. Water scarcity in the West further complicates Tribes’ unresolved water rights claims. Wildfires pose acute risks to human health, ecosystems, and property. Because springs are warmer and summers drier, wildfires have increased four-fold since the mid-1980s, the fire season is 78 days longer and individual fires are 30 days longer, studies show. Flooding from heavy rain, snowmelt, melting sea ice, and rising sea levels destroys homes, buildings, and infrastructure and can increase diseases and parasites. Two U.S. General Accountability Office studies found that more than 200 Alaska Native villages have been impacted by flooding a...

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