Glacier National Park Loses Two More Glaciers Due To Global Warming

April 11th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
glacierMontana, Apr 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global warming is hitting hard and as the scientists and bureaucrats along with the businessmen fight on the issue, the glaciers all over the world continue to melt signaling the nearing of the end. According to reports two more glaciers from the famous Glaciers National Park in Montana of United States have melted. The namesake glaciers are the recent loss that the park has suffered due to global warming. The count of the glaciers in the Glacier National Parks now stands to be 25 and according to Dan Fagre one of the ecologists at the U.S Geological Survey, the day is not far away when all the glaciers will melt.

According to Dan Fagre if the melting continues at its present rate then towards the end of another decade there would be no more glaciers left in the Glacier Park. The glaciers of the park have been melting since 1850. The Glacier National Park at the beginning boasted of 150 glaciers of which 37 glaciers were eventually named. The glaciers which covered an area of more than 25 acres were qualified for the titles.

The Glacier National Park is famous for its moving ice fields and the rapid loss of the two glaciers have become a matter of concern for the ecologists as well as for the whole State. The two glaciers which have been reduced by at least 55 per cent since 1960s are Miche Wabun and Shepard. Both have fallen below the stipulated 10-hectare range set for the title. Harrison Glacier is now the largest remaining glacier in the Glacier National Park.

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