Elizabeth Carmel's Spectacular Sierra Nevada, Captured Before Global Warming Changes it All

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dogwood merced river yosemite elizabeth carmel photo
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"The largest floods on rivers in the Sierra Nevada occur during 'rain on snow' events, when warm winds accelerate snowmelt, which combines with rainfall runoff. Climate change is shifting precipitation from snow to rain, shifting the timing of snowmelt to earlier dates, and increasing the frequency of intense rainfall. These changes will most likely increase the frequency of large floods."

"Dogwood's Grace, Merced River, Yosemite National Park," Elizabeth Carmel