Glaciers Rapidly Shrinking and Disappearing: 50 Years of Glacier Change in Montana

Posted In Climate Change, News
May
11

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Photo source: ©© Peter Nijenhuis

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The warming climate has dramatically reduced the size of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966, some by as much as 85 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University…

Read Full Article; USGS (05-10-2017)

US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left; Guardian UK (05-11-2017)
It’s now “inevitable” that the contiguous United States will lose all of its glaciers within a matter of decades, according to scientists who have revealed the precipitous shrinkage of dozens of glaciers in Montana…

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days; Guardian UK (04-17-2017)
First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse…

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