“Deliberate misrepresentations of fact,” says reader. “Glacier Park has been largely glacier free for a very long time.”
“This whole schtick about how Glacier Park is becoming “glacier free” is totally bogus and deceptive,” says reader J Bird.
“Why is it bogus? It’s bogus, because Glacier Park has been largely glacier free for a very long time.
“I remember visiting there with my parents in 1953 and being disappointed because there were no visible glaciers like I had seen in photographs of mountains in Alaska and Canada. I visited again 20 years later, and the few tiny patches of permanent snow and ice that existed had remained essentially unchanged – no growth, no melting. I can support these facts with hundreds of color slides I inherited that had been taken by my father of the mountains in the park in 1953 – virtually NO GLACIERS, just small, permanent snow and ice fields.
“As a child in 1953, I remember asking a park ranger, “Where are the glaciers?” He explained that the park was named for the geological FEATURES that had been LEFT by the glaciers, not for any existing glaciers. You may still find this statement today on the this national park service web page:
“Never-the-less, I’ve been told about how visitors in recent years have been taken on guided tours where the park rangers pointed out the features, shook their heads and tsk, tsked about how climate change was destroying the glaciers in the park. It’s true, of course, but those glaciers have been melting back since the beginning of the Holocene, not because of anthropogenic influences.
“These are the kinds of deliberate misrepresentations of fact that led me to investigate the AGW hypothesis some years ago and to learn that there was essentially no empirical evidence to support it.”