With Yellowstone National Park's volcano leaking volcanic ash, animals escaping, and terrible air quality, Yellowstone may affect us in Canada just as much as the US.
What is Yellowstone Park?
Yellowstone National Park's main source of reveue is tourism, despite large fishing and mining industries.
Yellowstone is home to a diverse set of uniqe animals, such as the black-foot ferret. But it's also home to many invasive species.
Yellowstone is the first ever National Park and is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
This Park has many Geysers, Landforms, and is built ontop of an activeSupervolcano.
The climate change in Yellowstone is destroying habitats, leaving animals without water, and completely destroying the food chain. Climate change rates are a 1,000 times higher than before and tourists find it too hot, leading to a drop in the industry.
The air pollution in Yellowstone is comparable to some of the biggest cities in the US. Leaked Volcanic ash is being put into the air and, in turn, the atmosphere. It lowers the tourism and the keystone species, gray wolves, are dying because of it.
Forest Fires, Droughts, and Storms are Very Common As Well.
Why Should Canadians Care?
Rajendra K. Pachuauri
Chairman of the Intergovernmental Pannel
"Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impact of Yellowstone's climate change.
If we're not careful, volcanic ash could find it's way into our atmosphere. This would cause wide-spread suffocation and possibly even death for many citizens.
Animals can cross the border. If Yellowstone is inhabitable, then the animals could come here, disrupting the food chain and bringing invasive species.
80% of Idaho's exports are to Canada, and it's mainly food. If we care about what we eat, we should care about where our food comes from.
Yellowstone gives $35 million in benefit to the US economy. So, helping Yellowstone could result in a better relationship with our biggest trading partner, the US.
The Bark Beetle is an invasive species in Yellowstone destroying many trees.
Three Sustainable Solutions to Yellowstone's Problems.
Constant Crop Managment
Thermophiles are a heat-loving bacteria found in Yellowstone Lake. They breathe in harmful chemicals and breathe out environmentally friendly ones. If we take advantage of this, we can help Yellowstone's climate change and air pollution.
Aside from climate change, the main reason Yellowstone could become unhabitable for animals is because of invasive species. However, for invasive bugs like bark beetles, there are natural pesticides sprayed on trees that don't harm the forest but kill off bark beetles.
One of the reasons the volcanic ash is spreading so much is due to the fact that it gets embedded in crops. These are the same crops we might buy from Idaho, so crop management is important and will help stop the spread of volcanic ash.