A new study by the Endangered Species Coalition says that many American landmarks face destruction due to climate change, according to the Gate. Some places will get warmer, others colder; some dryer, some wetter. New species will invade and others will vanish, rendering the landscape unrecognizable.
The top area of concern are the polar ice sheets, followed by coal reefs. California's mountains and rivers also made the list.
The Delta has long been a source of concern. Farms and suburbs have tapped the region for water, leaving many aquatic species struggling to survive. Without those organisms, the ecosystem has begun to break down, potentially causing a cascade of extinctions across the state.
In totally unrelated news, Congressional Republicans have taken steps to eliminate laws and committees that monitor the environment.