April 11, 2010

Glacier National Park Loses Glaciers

Another sign that the planet is in bad shape, as the Glacier National Park has confirmed that it has lost two glaciers.

The scientists and officials who monitor the park say that two glaciers have recently been lost due to climate change, and not only that but all of the remaining glaciers maw well be gone too within only ten years.

"It's continual," said a representative/ "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already smaller than what we've measured." The glaciers have been melting since the 1850s, which is when a trend known as the "little ice age" had ended. But that melting has greatly accelerated in recent decades as climate change escalated beyond any previous patterns.

The climate change deniers who gloat whenever there's a snowstorm may have to put on their thinking caps to deny the contrary evidence here.

Glacier National Park Loses Glaciers

Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government researcher said Wednesday. Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre said, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He warned many of the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade.

Glacier National Park Loses Glaciers

Posted at April 11, 2010 3:26 AM