Will we need to rename the park?

by bryan kennedy on Mar. 02nd, 2009

Research showing that the glaciers of Glacier National Park might be gone by 2030 was wrong. New aerial surveys of the park's glaciers found them to be retreating faster than previously thought. Park scientists with the USGS now think the park could be glacierless by 2020.

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Thor says:

It's a common mistake, one I made when I first visited the park, but Glacier National Park actually gets its name from the Ice Age glaciers that carved the landscape of the park. But it does have a good number of mountain glaciers, too. I had the chance to hike on one and at an opening in the ice, we reached in and felt the coldest water you'll ever touch under that glacial ice. All that said, it would be a huge shame to have the glaciers of the park all melt away.

posted on Mon, 03/02/2009 - 5:09pm

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