Could Yellowstone National Park's most famous geyser, Old Faithful, be shut down by climate change? Yellowstone — which stretches 3,472 square miles across Montana, Wyoming and Idaho — is facing a threat that no national park designation can protect against: rising temperatures. These changes, as well as projected changes as the planet continues to warm this century, are laid out in a just-released climate assessment that was years in the making. Recent research has shown that in periods of extreme heat and drought, geysers such as Yellowstone’s renowned Old Faithful have shut down entirely. While the research says by 2040 we can flatten the curve, this summer might be the perfect time to finally go see Old Faithful -- before it's too late.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” —