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#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: Photo by Georgina Goodwin @ggkenya for @everydayclimatechange.
Empusel, the name the Maasai call the salty, dusty plains and from which the word ‘Amboseli’ is derived, is about to relish in the first of the rains. The Amboseli basin, a semi-arid, open savannah area of southern Kenya, has experienced extensive changes in habitat since the early 1960's with daily temperatures increasing dramatically at a greater rate than that attributed to global warming. Amboseli has experienced an extensive loss of the trees due to a rising water table and the related rise of the salt layer in the soil, to grazing patterns, to a natural ageing of the woodlands, and to damage from an increasingly resident elephant population now unable to move the distances they used to due to growing human population around the reserve. The temperature changes here are now causing the landscape changes, and to confuse matters the temperature pattern may itself have been caused by the landscape changes. The climate change discussion is as dynamic and as important as ever.
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