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Glacier National Park Running out of Glaciers

This is a bummer: Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre, an...



This is a bummer
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Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre, an ecologist with the agency. He warned the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already smaller than what we've measured," Fagre said. The latest two to fall below the 25 acre threshold were Miche Wabun and Shepard. Each had shrunk by roughly 55 percent since the mid-1960s.
What will we call it? Glaciers Used to Be Here National Park? Senator James Inhofe National Park?

Image: Sun rising in Glacier National Park, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from bdsworld's photostream

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