tenable \ ˈte-nə-bəl \ adjective
: based on sound reasoning or evidence
The word tenable has appeared in 30 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 18 in “What to Save? Climate Change Forces Brutal Choices at National Parks” by Zoë Schlanger:
Late last month the service published an 80-page document that lays out new guidance for park managers in the era of climate change. The document, along with two peer-reviewed papers, is essentially a tool kit for the new world. It aims to help park ecologists and managers confront the fact that, increasingly, they must now actively choose what to save, what to shepherd through radical environmental transformation and what will vanish forever.
“The concept of things going back to some historical fixed condition is really just no longer tenable,” said Patty Glick, a senior scientist for climate adaptation at the National Wildlife Federation and one of the lead authors of the document.
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