Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
wow, there's even a noticeable difference since i was up there in 2009.
it's unfortunate that it's likely anthropomorphic related global warming that is causing these glaciers to recede at such an alarming rate. it's basically been proven, but what hasn't really been studied in depth is how past cooling and warming periods have affected the amount of glaciation at higher elevations and polar regions, and it will be difficult to conclusively do so. there is still a ( probably very slight ) possibility that this is somewhat part of a normal pattern.
generally speaking, though, i don't think the Earth has seen this rapid a melting period in a long time. scary...