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Why Joshua Trees May Disappear from Their Own National Park

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As mentioned last week, a congressional subcommittee tomorrow will hold a hearing on the impact of climate change on National Parks in Twentynine Palms, CA. This is something that should be important to those living in the Los Angeles region because three major national parks units--Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands and Joshua Tree--are so close to millions of people.

Scientists, wildlife experts, conservationists and National Park Service employees will all testify on the current and future impacts to Park resources as a result of climate change, and possible strategies for combating the effects of it on these lands.

For some good background on the issue, listen to the National Parks Conservation Association's podcast:

The meeting is open to the public and takes place at 10 a.m. in Twentynine Palms' City Council chambers (6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA).