Climate change may be a problem of a different scale. But the underlying communication challenges are similar. If Yosemite rangers can sell bear canisters to a skeptical public, there's a chance they can work similar magic with fluorescent bulbs and hybrid cars.
Kate Johnson is a freelance author and graduate of Stanford University's environmental studies program. DailyClimate.org is a nonprofit news service that covers climate change.
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Yosemite National Park:
USGS report on Glacier National Park
USGS report on Joshua Tree National Park
UC Berkeley report on small mammals in Yosemite National Park
Golden Gate National Recreation Area climate podcasts
Yosemite National Park bear management information
This article originally appeared at The Daily Climate, the climate change news source published by Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit media company.