US: Climate change hits federal land, water

Global warming is already being felt in the US, a government agency said on Thursday, with impacts ranging from insect outbreaks in Alaska to wildfires in Arizona.
But the federal agencies that manage the country’s land and protected waters are ill-prepared to deal with these effects, the Government Accountability Office said.
"Resource managers are uncertain about what actions, if any, they should take to address the current effects of climate change and to plan for future effects on their resources," Reuters quoted the report’s authors as saying.
The report pointed to a number of distinct areas where climate change is having an impact. In Montana, Glacier National Park has lost many of its glaciers, down from 150 in 1950 to 26 today, the report said.