Several years ago, the National Park Service placed signs throughout Glacier National Park in Montana informing visitors that the park’s glaciers would fully melt by 2020 due to man made climate change. Now that 2020 is here – and so are the glaciers – the park is revising the signs.
The process of replacing the signs with new ones began in 2017 when forecast models changed the prediction of losing the glaciers, but budget concerns delayed the implementation of new signs until now.
Lest you think that the park is abandoning the language of climate change alarm, think again. The new signs not only mention potential glacier melting, but they include a call to action: “When they will completely disappear depends on how and when we act. One thing is consistent: the glaciers in the park are shrinking.”
CNN is doubling down on studies that hold up the theory of man made global warming that will melt glaciers, not just at the park, but worldwide:
In 2017, a study released by USGS and Portland State University said that in the past half century, some of the ice formations in Montana had lost 85% of their size and the average shrinkage was 39%.
“In several decades they will be mostly gone. They will grow so small that they will disappear. They will certainly be gone before the end of the century,” Dan Fagre, the study’s lead scientist, had said.
And humans are responsible, Fagre said after the study’s release.
“There are variations in the climate but it is humans that have made all those variations warmer,” he said. “The glaciers have been here for 7,000 years and will be gone in decades. This is not part of the natural cycle.”
Here’s the thing: our national parks are supposed to be a way to escape from the world and enjoy nature in its unspoiled beauty. Even if you believe the alarmist tendencies of today’s environmentalists, you have to admit that a lecture on climate change doesn’t belong there.
Radical environmentalism is in our faces enough without these signs. Propaganda doesn’t belong in our national parks.