Triple Threats

Triple Threats

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

Grades

9 - 12

Subjects

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

climate change
noun

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

domino effect
noun

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

ecological
adjective

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

feedback loop
noun

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
noun

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

wildfire
noun

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

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Director
Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
Author
National Geographic Society
Production Managers
Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
Program Specialists
Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Producer
Clint Parks
other
Last Updated

August 10, 2022

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