Montana May 16, 2017
Montana’s Glacier National Park Is Losing Its Glaciers And It’s Beyond Tragic
While it may feel like it’s taking longer than usual for summer’s warm weather to arrive, temperatures in Montana have been rising for quite some time now. New research released by the
U.S. Geological Survey shows that some of the Treasure State’s most stunning natural wonders will be non-existent in just a matter of decades. Breaking our hearts by the minute, the glaciers inside this one park will be gone before we know it.
Tucked away up near our country's border, Glacier National Park covers over one million acres of Montana.
Home to an abundance of natural wonders, the park's main attraction is its jaw-dropping glaciers.
It's one of two national parks in Montana, and back in 1850 you could find 150 glaciers here.
And while beautiful sights like Jackson Glacier still exists, the national park has lost over 120 of those original glaciers.
Steadily disappearing right before us, only 26 masses of snow and ice meet the requirement of technically being a glacier in the park - covering at least 25 acres.
Seeing a much more significant amount of melting than almost all other states in America, this is the first time officials are reporting that we can expect these glaciers to be truly headed for extinction.
The glaciers are succumbing to the pressures of low precipitation and rising temperatures. It seems unimaginable to think that we'll one day explore this national park without seeing the sights of these breathtaking glaciers.
Did you have any idea that these glaciers were disappearing at such a rapid rate? To view more maps that depict just how much these natural wonders are shrinking, you can view the U.S. Geological Survey's most recent findings if you
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