Before Our Eyes: Fun survey! Help rename Glacier National Park!

Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey. Photos of Boulder Glacier Ice Cave, Glacier National Park, Montana, 1932 (left) and 1988 (right).

Glacier National Park, Montana, established in 1910, was named for the estimated 150 alpine glaciers that covered 21.6 square kilometers in the park around 1850. In 1979, the Earth was an average 0.45 degrees Celsius warmer and the glaciers covered 7.4 square kilometers. By 2010, there were only 25 glaciers left. A recent computer model predicts all glaciers in the park will vanish by 2030. Read more.

What shall we call Glacier National Park, when it contains no glaciers?


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