Amman, Glacier Bay, Climate Change discussed on Here & Now - October 30, 2017: Hour 1

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It took the amman about a week in 2016 to locate all eight of coopers plots and glacier bay and this summer after cataloguing the species of plants in the area his team did something not possible back in coopers day they took a nitrogen sample from the soil with the hopes that scientists can better understand how that information grows and a place that used to be covered in ice we'll all that information will make us better model irs of climate change in the future be aas as observations like coopers are rare most climatechange research didn't start until decades later said this kind of wrecker can help tell us where the future as had it as more of the world's glaciers retreat it's unclear if cooper knew that warming would become a threat over a hundred years ago but bima says he did know the people can have an impact on the environment cooper even lobbying congress to protect glacier bay as a national park in a makes him a precedent in a sense them in his even in his very first paper saying the value of this study and this is almost word for word for word the value of this study will only increase with time so i'm leaving directions so that it can continue after i'm gone and bram guillaume as his cooper was right the value has increased so he plans to return to glacier bay to help track the growth of this new environment for the rest of his life for here now i am elizabeth chink ends ngo now and of course were following the top story today indictments given out from the special counsel's investigation into potential ties between the trump campaign and russia in the 2016 election we'll will keep you up to date throughout the day of course this afternoon all things considered stay tuned here now is the production of npr wbur in association with the bbc world service i'm robin young i'm jeremy hobson this is here and now.

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