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Ice, ice maybe: Author Christopher White on the disappearance of alpine glaciers

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 5:00 am | Updated: 11:43 pm, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

What happens to the majesty of the purple mountains of “America the Beautiful” if all of their glaciers are gone? “It’s a very sad thing to contemplate,” said Christopher White, Santa Fe resident and author of The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers (St. Martin’s Press).

White spent five years in Glacier National Park chronicling the work of U.S. Geological Survey ecologist and climate scientist Dan Fagre, who has monitored Rocky Mountain glaciers for two decades. One of his research strategies is comparing current scenes with photographs from the 1800s.

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  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 9:36 am on Sat, Nov 9, 2013.

    joehempfling Posts: 129

    WENT TO CHRISTOPHER"S BOOK PRESENTATION LAST NIGHT AND LEARNED A FEW THINGS IN ADDITION TO WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE REALLY MEANS; THINGS ARE CHANGING MUCH MUCH FASTER (2X) THAN ANTICIPATED; EX. ONCE THERE WERE 150 ALPINE GLACIERS AND NOW LESS THAN 25 REMAIN AND BY 2033 NONE ! AND 50% OF OUR DRINKING WATER FROM THEM WILL BE GONE AS WELL.

     
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