Who Speaks for Yosemite's Trees? by Stanford University

Climate change has had catastrophic effects on California’s forests, but the proposed solutions to protect them have ignored certain voices. This infographic shows how rising temperatures have impacted trees in Yosemite National Park and contextualizes their care in terms of the indigenous people who once maintained this land.

The infographic relies primarily on the National Park Service’s temperature and geospatial data gathered in Yosemite National Park. It uses the complete dataset for each, so every year in which data were collected is represented. Where outside research can provide more context, the infographic uses color-coordinated text and a simple visualization to summarize key takeaways.