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2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park
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Posted on 04/07/2010 4:44:21 PM PDT by LouAvul

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. "It's continual," Fagre said. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already smaller than what we've measured."

The meltoff shows the climate is changing, but does not show exactly what is causing temperatures to go up, Fagre said.

The park's glaciers have been slowly melting away since about 1850, when the centuries-long Little Ice Age ended. They once numbered as many as 150, and 37 of those glaciers eventually were named.

A glacier needs to be 25 acres to qualify for the title.

If it shrinks any smaller, it does not always stop moving right away. A smaller mass of ice on a steep slope would still continue to grind its way through the Rocky Mountains.

Glacier melting has accelerated in recent decades as global temperatures have increased. Over the past century, Glacier National Park's mean summer temperature has risen by about 3 degrees Fahrenheit.


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KEYWORDS: 1850; glaciers; globalwarming; iceloss; littleiceage; montana
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slowly melting away since about 1850

I guess that must have been due to animal flatulence. Cause now it's due to gasoline that sells for less than $7/gal.

1 posted on 04/07/2010 4:44:21 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

we’re all gonna die.


2 posted on 04/07/2010 4:45:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: LouAvul

How are the penguins and polar bears doing over there?


3 posted on 04/07/2010 4:46:18 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: LouAvul

How are the penguins and polar bears doing over there?


4 posted on 04/07/2010 4:46:18 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: LouAvul

Fire dragons...you’re so silly....


5 posted on 04/07/2010 4:46:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: LouAvul

This great news. Imagine waking up next week and seeing two NEW glaciers there...


6 posted on 04/07/2010 4:47:07 PM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: the invisib1e hand

It’s all George Bush’s fault.


7 posted on 04/07/2010 4:47:44 PM PDT by donhunt (Obama care should begin with doctors putting Nancy Pelosi's tongue in a splint.)
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To: LouAvul
So what ? Everything Changes.

10,000 years ago, Glacier National Park was one big glacier. Probably didn't even have any land about the ice. It's been melting since then.

In 10,000 more years, it will be different again.

8 posted on 04/07/2010 4:48:58 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: dennisw

I didn’t think that penguins and polar bears would mix — they’re on opposite poles.


9 posted on 04/07/2010 4:50:04 PM PDT by 353FMG (What else can Islam possibly contribute to America other than its destruction?)
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To: LouAvul

How come they NEVER talk about where the ICE IS BUILDING UP in Alaska? I forget the name of the area, which by the way, is oddly OFF LIMITS to tourists.


10 posted on 04/07/2010 4:51:12 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: donhunt

Damn! They were there when I looked out the window only yesterday. David Copperfield, are you in Montana?


11 posted on 04/07/2010 4:51:16 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Red Boots
Everything Changes.

Yeah. But you gotta admit, it takes a lot of chutzpah to co-opt mother nature.

12 posted on 04/07/2010 4:51:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: dennisw
According to Sarah Palin when she was Governor, the Polar Bears are THRIVING! She wanted them taken OFF the Endangered Species list.
13 posted on 04/07/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: LouAvul

Good! Now we cn have some rocks and trees, just like parks are supposed to have for play.


14 posted on 04/07/2010 4:53:21 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: 353FMG

“I didn’t think that penguins and polar bears would mix — they’re on opposite poles.”

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Opposites attract...
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15 posted on 04/07/2010 4:53:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Not really, I would put money on the next glaciation ice age ... doing the deed.


16 posted on 04/07/2010 4:54:02 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: LouAvul

God’s work at hand and it pisses the leftists off via competition.


17 posted on 04/07/2010 4:54:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LouAvul; Nervous Tick; Amagi; Beowulf; Tunehead54; Clive; Fractal Trader; tubebender; marvlus; ...
Glaciers, list of advancing glaciers

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 04/07/2010 4:55:53 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: LouAvul

I have a cover from a small photo album which says Glacier Park. I think that it’s from my dad’s youth - a CCC adventure


19 posted on 04/07/2010 4:55:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: LouAvul
Seasonal?


20 posted on 04/07/2010 4:57:06 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: LouAvul

What “Climate change” ended the ice age and melted 2 miles of ice across North America. Damn those Libs are stupid.


21 posted on 04/07/2010 4:57:09 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
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To: LouAvul
"2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park "

OK, dammit...who got them?

I'll bet it was those dad-gummed TEA party people...you know how they are, if they are not throwing their voices to fool people into thinking that someone is hurling racial epithets, then they're cramming their pockets full of their own salaries, claiming liberals have no rights to it.

Yep, it had to be those TEA people...I wonder where they've got them hidden? Call out obama's goon squad and captain gore...we'll soon get to the bottom of this.

/SARC
22 posted on 04/07/2010 4:57:12 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Tarpon

we’re doomed. you’re a denier. /s


23 posted on 04/07/2010 4:58:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: LouAvul

Who has that “huge manatee” graphic?


24 posted on 04/07/2010 4:58:06 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: 353FMG

Just joking.... :)


25 posted on 04/07/2010 4:58:40 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: LouAvul

Oh cry me a river!

PS. I love this park.


26 posted on 04/07/2010 4:59:28 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Red Boots

Was it called Glacier National Park 10,000 years ago?


27 posted on 04/07/2010 4:59:35 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: the invisib1e hand
'The park's glaciers have been slowly melting away since about 1850'

Damn those 1848 Buick Regals! LOL


28 posted on 04/07/2010 5:00:40 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: LouAvul
Over the past century, Glacier National Park's mean summer temperature has risen by about 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

I knew it. We should have stopped all those 1910 SUV's back when we had a chance.

29 posted on 04/07/2010 5:00:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: denydenydeny
Found it.


30 posted on 04/07/2010 5:01:54 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: LouAvul

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Dooooooooommedddd


31 posted on 04/07/2010 5:02:14 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: 353FMG
I didn’t think that penguins and polar bears would mix — they’re on opposite poles.<>And a good thing too--otherwise we'd have one helluva lot fewer penguins walking around. And a polar bear population with an obesity problem.
32 posted on 04/07/2010 5:03:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 353FMG

“I didn’t think that penguins and polar bears would mix — they’re on opposite poles.”

Well, if we bring back global cooling (get a leisure suit and over the ears hair and a long moustache), maybe it’ll ice up all the way and the Polar bears can walk all the way to Antarctica and get them some penguins.

And when that happens, we can get all nostalgic about global warming. We can all sit around and tell jokes about the earnest white guys with dreadlocks, baggy pants, che t’s, and girlfriend’s with hair on their legs. Oh, wait, we already tell jokes about them.


33 posted on 04/07/2010 5:05:57 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: LouAvul

Well that same national park was cover with a couple of miles thick ice about 13,000 years ago...

That “warming trend” that has melted the vast majority of it has been going on for at least the last 10,000 years...

And I should be concerned why?


34 posted on 04/07/2010 5:06:32 PM PDT by DB
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To: hinckley buzzard
It's all the "jammer" buses /s


35 posted on 04/07/2010 5:07:55 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Red Boots

“In 10,000 more years, it will be different again. “

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Something must be done!


36 posted on 04/07/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FrankR

summers comin
gonna make some iced tea


37 posted on 04/07/2010 5:10:25 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: LouAvul
"I guess that must have been due to animal flatulence. "

Nah, we needed the ice for that last party. It was a BIG keg.

38 posted on 04/07/2010 5:13:59 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Save the whales! We'll eat those after we finish off the polar bears, seals, and penguins)
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Well, there once was a glacier right where my house is now. I don’t miss that one, either.


39 posted on 04/07/2010 5:17:08 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: Rio

So what? There’s plenty more out there!


40 posted on 04/07/2010 5:21:15 PM PDT by Never2baCrat
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To: donhunt
It’s all George Bush’s fault.

Everything is Obama's fault now.

41 posted on 04/07/2010 5:25:47 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Viking2002

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Handling was a bit vauge but but they sure had a great ride.


42 posted on 04/07/2010 5:26:44 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: FrankR

I took ‘em, and if you want them back, place a million... no wait, make that a billion... no, better yet a gazzillion dollars in umarked bills...


43 posted on 04/07/2010 5:29:41 PM PDT by irishtenor (Catholics are heretics... however, that doesn't necessarily mean you are.)
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To: LouAvul
slowly melting away since about 1850

Bush's fault???

44 posted on 04/07/2010 5:31:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DLfromthedesert
Was it called Glacier National Park 10,000 years ago?

Partially. It was called Glacier.

45 posted on 04/07/2010 5:31:21 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: dennisw

global penguin warming debunked

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x44pxa_penguin-slap-debunk_shortfilms


46 posted on 04/07/2010 5:32:27 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
And a good thing too--otherwise we'd have one helluva lot fewer penguins walking around.

Probably be MORE penguins.

Seals eat penguins. Polar bears eat seals.

47 posted on 04/07/2010 5:37:12 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: LouAvul
"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--"

A government researcher. It's always a government researcher. You know, those honest, non-biased government workers who live off the government and stand to gain government recognition, (and continued funding), when they 'discover' more 'evidence' of global warming.

48 posted on 04/07/2010 5:41:07 PM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: nmh
"How come they NEVER talk about where the ICE IS BUILDING UP in Alaska""

Because these fake 'proofs' of global warming will gain them endless government funding for their 'crucial research'.

49 posted on 04/07/2010 5:43:21 PM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: LouAvul
A glacier needs to be 25 acres to qualify for the title.

A 25 acre glacier? LOLOL! You know how tiny that is in the wilderness? How the heck can a glacier be a glacier at only 25 acres?

Hey, why not break them into ice cubes and stage a death watch as each cube melts! Bwahahahaha!

50 posted on 04/07/2010 5:49:01 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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