Parque Nacional Glacier, Estados Unidos
St. Mary Lake & Wild Goose Island
Glacier National Park
créditos: Ken Thomas. USA
Glacier National Park, USA
Glacier National Park, which was dedicated in 1910, occupies a dramatically beautiful span of the Rocky Mountains at the Montana-Canadian border, which has been covered in ice since time immemorial.
150 thick glaciers were recorded when the park was dedicated, but scientists are warning that they’re all likely to disappear by 2030.
Right now there are only 26 ice sheets left, so the park as already lost 124 glaciers, and they’re disappearing quickly.
Overview of Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park, 2006
credits: Mark Wagner
Climate modelling using computer power has been run by scientists from the USGC, (US Geology Survey), at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Centre (NOROCK). The results suggest the disappearance of the remaining park glaciers over the next 15 years; Read more here
Note : Glacier National park was named for the glaciers that carved, sculpted, and formed this landscape millions of years ago. Despite the recession of current glaciers, the park's name will not change when the glaciers are gone.
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