The Klamath Landscape in the Face of Climate Change
With the COP26 Summit happening this week, many news outlets were running stories about our changing climate and the measures that will be necessary to transition countries away from fossil fuels. This sentiment was reflected in the news about the Klamath Basin, as the effects of climate change are distinctly visible on the river.
This year's drought exacerbated disease in fish, bird, and tree species, and intense fire events were experienced throughout the Basin. The good news? The Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of the Tribes in the Klamath Basin offers opportunities for responsible land stewardship that can help us mitigate the effects of climate change.
If you only have the time to read one piece, read Aljazeera's hard-hitting story reflecting on the high tensions in the upper Klamath Basin this summer. And don't miss the short documentary at the bottom - it is a must-see.