Triple Threats

Triple Threats

Climate change is worsening the threats to the Rocky Mountain National Park.


9 - 12


Biology, Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Geography, Physical Geography

climate change

gradual changes in all the interconnected weather elements on our planet.

domino effect

situation in which one event causes another, which causes yet another, until an entire system is changed.


having to do with the relationship between organisms and their environment.

feedback loop

cycle of causes and effects where the effects either directly reinforce (in a positive feedback loop) or oppose (in a negative feedback loop) the original condition.

invasive species

type of plant or animal that is not indigenous to a particular area and causes economic or environmental harm.


uncontrolled fire that happens in a rural or sparsely populated area.

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Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
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Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
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Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Clint Parks
Last Updated

August 10, 2022

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