Global warming will force inland plants and animals to migrate as their habitats change. Scientists have devised a “climate velocity” measure to estimate the speed of change. Flat areas present the biggest challenge to migration, mountains less of one. With more work, the measure should help conservationists invest wisely to preserve species.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).