Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its ‘Gone by 2020’ Signs

Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its ‘Gone by 2020’ Signs, by Roger Roots.

Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.

In recent years the National Park Service prominently featured brochures, signs and films which boldly proclaimed that all glaciers at GNP were melting away rapidly. But now officials at GNP seem to be scrambling to hide or replace their previous hysterical claims while avoiding any notice to the public that the claims were inaccurate. …

Almost everywhere, the Park’s specific claims of impending glacier disappearance have been replaced with more nuanced messaging indicating that everyone agrees that the glaciers are melting. Some signs indicate that glacial melt is “accelerating.”

Brandon Smith:

I live very close to Glacier National Park, and while the media has been saying for years that the glaciers are “disappearing”, there has been no significant change in the park’s glaciers in the time I have resided here.

Political correctness is never wrong, and no PC person ever apologizes, comrades.

In fact, glacier volume and length are primarily determined by rain and snow falling in the catchment area. They are only affected in a minor way by ambient temperature. About a third of the world’s glaciers are currently growing. Glacier change is mainly just about changing rainfall patterns, which are caused by land use change, industrialization, indirect solar effects, increasing carbon dioxide, and many other things.

When it comes to glaciers, I’m more concerned about the onset of the next ice age. It’s due about now.