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January 22, 2010 05:47AM
http://www.alternet.org/environment/145258/glacier_national_park_may_need_a_name_change_soon/?page=entire

Glacier National Park may soon need a name change.
Glacial retreat in the the U.S: One of Montana's most majestic places will be gone in a little over two decades, and 99% of Alaska's glaciers are shrinking.
One of Montana's most majestic places is fast disappearing; at least its glaciers are—at a clip of 90 feet every year. The park's remaining glaciers will be gone in a little over two short decades.......

Interestingly enough, the seven glaciers that sleeve up the slopes of Mt. Shasta are actually growing. While climate change is increasing the drying up of glaciers all over the world, this solitary, dormant volcano in California is benefiting from consistent temperature changes off the Pacific coast. Shasta's are the only glaciers in the Lower 48 that are not in retreat. It's a different story in Alaska, however, where almost 99 percent of all glaciers are shrinking.



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