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   Glacier Park is quickly becoming a water park

28 Nov 2012 02:21 AM   |   11748 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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namatad    [TotalFark]  
meh

28 Nov 2012 02:21 AM
wademh     
I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro before its glacier melted. Don't think it's gonna happen.

28 Nov 2012 02:24 AM
GreatPenguin     
But global warming is still a liberal myth, amirite?

28 Nov 2012 02:24 AM
Prof. Frink     
So yellow snow is now a golden shower?

28 Nov 2012 02:27 AM
styckx    [TotalFark]  
In before the global warming charts and graphs no one gives a shiat about from 100 sources no ones ever heard of

28 Nov 2012 02:27 AM
othmar     
does this mean the flowers will bloom now?

a pay raise for somebody?

28 Nov 2012 02:30 AM
Friction8r    [TotalFark]  
Al Gore's damn jet!

28 Nov 2012 02:30 AM
bubbernuts     
It looks way better!

28 Nov 2012 02:31 AM
ckccfa     
"You mean you're standing on the glacier."

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28 Nov 2012 02:32 AM
JohnnyC     
Oh... is that the plot by the environmentalists to get rich? Wasn't Mel Gibson in that movie?

28 Nov 2012 02:32 AM
Deacon Blue    [TotalFark]  
Global warming is going to be great. Around 40% of the world's population lives in low-lying costal regions. When the sea level rises and floods them out, where are they going to go? Why, they'll be crowding the rest of us. Initial conflicts will quickly morph into a global war between real people and the displaced. Civilization will crumble. It'll be like Mad Max. God I can't wait. Gotta stock up on weapons, though. AR's, AK's, sniper rifles (including both a .50 and a 20mm), pistols of every variety, compound bows and crossbows for when ammunition starts running low, and by God some close in weapons such as Katanas, tomahawks, Kukri knives...

/excuse me, I have to go masturbate

28 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
baronvonzipper     
Well I for one am tired of freezing my ass off.

/yeah, yeah - old and skinny

28 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  
Ice age, stahp. Ice age. Where are you going.

28 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
DownDaRiver     
Yeah, more water for fracking!

28 Nov 2012 02:35 AM
JohnnyC     

Deacon Blue: Initial conflicts will quickly morph into a global war between real people and the displaced.


Real people? Seems a strange thing to say. Are those like Real Americans™?

28 Nov 2012 02:36 AM
Pointy Tail of Satan     
The waTer is draining back into the Earth,, where its will create a layer 10 miles deep. Then one day soom, the ground will crack, and it wil be another Flood! All the evil Democats and non-belieavers and the minorites will be destoyed! Prasie Jesis!

/Error. Republican like typing detected....

28 Nov 2012 02:39 AM
HighZoolander     

JohnnyC: Deacon Blue: Initial conflicts will quickly morph into a global war between real people and the displaced.

Real people? Seems a strange thing to say. Are those like Real Americans™?


The displaced are basically like homeless people, and everyone knows that they're imaginary.

28 Nov 2012 02:39 AM
ISO15693     
As someone who lived for a few years in Hungry Horse, just outside the entrance to the park, and who spent several summers exploring the back country dodging bears and photographing wildflowers, I take this personally.

28 Nov 2012 02:39 AM
farkingismybusiness    [TotalFark]  
Hi, greetings from the future. Earth, 2688. And I'm telling you it's great here. The air is clean, the water's clean, even the dirt, it's clean. Bowling averages are way up, mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent glacial water slides than any other planet we communicate with. I'm telling you this place is great! But it almost wasn't. You see, 700 years ago, the two great ones, ran into a few problems. So now I have to travel back in time to help them out. If I should fail to keep these two on the correct path, the basis of our society will be in danger. Don't worry, it'll all make sense. I'm a professional.

28 Nov 2012 02:40 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
What's ironic is that the area surrounding Glacier Park is wide, flat land and the people living there are in crushing poverty. But if they were to try to attract wind farm energy firms to build and test on sites on the Blackfoot land that they would be both enriching themselves as well as pushing back the tide of polluting energy sources.

28 Nov 2012 02:40 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

JohnnyC: Oh... is that the plot by the environmentalists a collective of developing nations led by Japan to get rich try to force developed nations to sacrifice their manufacturing capacity so that the developing nations can seize their shares of the global economy?


Why yes, yes it was.

28 Nov 2012 02:40 AM
Sherman Potter     
Okay. I give up. I'll quit driving my SUV. You win. Okay?

Everything will be fine in a few months.

28 Nov 2012 02:42 AM
starsrift     
That's beautiful camera work, nice job to have duplicated the POV and angles so accurately.

28 Nov 2012 02:42 AM
ladyfortuna     
Glacier National Park is named as such because it was sculpted by glacial forces, NOT because of the glaciers actually in the park according to park rangers last summer.

I'm not disputing climate change or loss of the glaciaers, but whoever wrote that shlock should get their facts straight.

/Miss it
//so much...

28 Nov 2012 02:54 AM
Kevin72    [TotalFark]  
Seasonal. No controls over seasons. The old ones could be winter and the modern ones summer. I remain skeptical.

28 Nov 2012 02:57 AM
demaL-demaL-yeH     

Deacon Blue: Global warming is going to be great. Around 40% of the world's population lives in low-lying costal regions. When the sea level rises and floods them out, where are they going to go? Why, they'll be crowding the rest of us. Initial conflicts will quickly morph into a global war between real people and the displaced. Civilization will crumble. It'll be like Mad Max. God I can't wait. Gotta stock up on weapons, though. AR's, AK's,sniper rifles (including both a .50 and a 20mm), pistols of every variety, compound bows and crossbows for when ammunition starts running low, and by God some close in weapons such as Katanas, tomahawks, Kukri knives...

/excuse me, I have to go masturbate


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20mm sniper rifle? What do you snipe with that? Low flying aircraft and Bradleys?

28 Nov 2012 02:59 AM
Kevin72    [TotalFark]  
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28 Nov 2012 03:02 AM
xaveth     
Those darn chemtrails!

28 Nov 2012 03:09 AM
ladyfortuna     

Kevin72: Seasonal. No controls over seasons. The old ones could be winter and the modern ones summer. I remain skeptical.


Seasons take place within a year, which is what makes them seasons. It's not the same thing. However, I'll leave further disputes with the folks here who relish this repeated conversation... because I'm just tired of it all, at this point.

28 Nov 2012 03:13 AM
Krieghund     

demaL-demaL-yeH: 20mm sniper rifle? What do you snipe with that? Low flying aircraft and Bradleys?


Mostly junked cars, apparently.

/that actually would be pretty useful in a Mad Max scenario.

28 Nov 2012 03:16 AM
Valdes     
As someone who lives in Alaska:

Meh. They were pretty dinky glaciers to begin with. I have to drive almost 30 minutes away to get to larger ones.

28 Nov 2012 03:18 AM
Pray 4 Mojo     
The planet gets warm... then it gets cold... then it gets warm... then it gets cold... then it gets warm... then it gets cold... then it gets warm... then it gets cold... then it gets warm...

That's what it does.

28 Nov 2012 03:19 AM
phrawgh     
Are any water sports offered?

28 Nov 2012 03:22 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

phrawgh: Are any water sports offered?


I could pee on you, if that's what you're asking for.

28 Nov 2012 03:24 AM
I sound fat     

wademh: I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro before its glacier melted. Don't think it's gonna happen.


you gonna live to be 30 million?

28 Nov 2012 03:27 AM
Kevin72    [TotalFark]  

ladyfortuna: Kevin72: Seasonal. No controls over seasons. The old ones could be winter and the modern ones summer. I remain skeptical.

Seasons take place within a year, which is what makes them seasons. It's not the same thing. However, I'll leave further disputes with the folks here who relish this repeated conversation... because I'm just tired of it all, at this point.


????

28 Nov 2012 03:27 AM
whidbey    [TotalFark]  
The really funny thing is that Montana is one of those dipshiat "small l" libertarian states where you find people who have an "open mind" about climate change and how "both sides" are clouding the issue.

28 Nov 2012 03:30 AM
derplicious     

HotWingAgenda: JohnnyC: Oh... is that the plot by the environmentalists a collective of developing nations led by Japan to get rich try to force developed nations to sacrifice their manufacturing capacity so that the developing nations can seize their shares of the global economy?

Why yes, yes it was.


Really? How did they manage that?

28 Nov 2012 03:37 AM
phrawgh     

AverageAmericanGuy: phrawgh: Are any water sports offered?

I could pee on you, if that's what you're asking for.


It's better to be pissed off than pissed on.

/your momma, etc

28 Nov 2012 03:41 AM
oukewldave     
Looks like the old pictures are from winter and new ones are from spring or summer.

28 Nov 2012 03:43 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

derplicious: HotWingAgenda: JohnnyC: Oh... is that the plot by the environmentalists a collective of developing nations led by Japan to get rich try to force developed nations to sacrifice their manufacturing capacity so that the developing nations can seize their shares of the global economy?

Why yes, yes it was.

Really? How did they manage that?


It's called the Kyoto Protocol. Scientists have been debating the effect of technology on various aspects of the climate (like the carbon fixation cycle) for many decades. But it wasn't fully politicized as a means to shift the balance of power away from developed nations until the 90's.

28 Nov 2012 03:46 AM
anusofuranus     
Amend the Name.....Presenting Glacier Lake National park.

28 Nov 2012 03:54 AM
ladyfortuna     

phrawgh: Are any water sports offered?


Yes but if you bring a boat, prepare for a good half hour + inspection to keep out invasive species that hitch-hike on the hull.

I guess technically the park doesn't offer the sport, you have to bring it with you.

28 Nov 2012 03:54 AM
iamdonovan     

Valdes: As someone who lives in Alaska:

Meh. They were pretty dinky glaciers to begin with. I have to drive almost 30 minutes away to get to larger ones.


If you're in Anchorage (like the rest of this state, apparently), I'm pretty sure you can see larger ones on most clear days.

28 Nov 2012 03:57 AM
Deacon Blue    [TotalFark]  

JohnnyC: Deacon Blue: Initial conflicts will quickly morph into a global war between real people and the displaced.

Real people? Seems a strange thing to say. Are those like Real Americans™?


No, real people are people like me. People different from me are there for me to use as target practice. I hate different people.

28 Nov 2012 04:43 AM
Deacon Blue    [TotalFark]  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Deacon Blue: Global warming is going to be great. Around 40% of the world's population lives in low-lying costal regions. When the sea level rises and floods them out, where are they going to go? Why, they'll be crowding the rest of us. Initial conflicts will quickly morph into a global war between real people and the displaced. Civilization will crumble. It'll be like Mad Max. God I can't wait. Gotta stock up on weapons, though. AR's, AK's,sniper rifles (including both a .50 and a 20mm), pistols of every variety, compound bows and crossbows for when ammunition starts running low, and by God some close in weapons such as Katanas, tomahawks, Kukri knives...

/excuse me, I have to go masturbate

[quizzical_dog.jpg]
20mm sniper rifle? What do you snipe with that? Low flying aircraft and Bradleys?


Pretty much. It's an anti-material rifle, which means it's designed to be used against lightly armored vehicles and structures. I guess you could shoot an airplane or helicopter with it, as long as the aircraft was flying slow. But me, I plan to shoot people with it, just to see them explode into 10 pieces.

28 Nov 2012 04:45 AM
Rik01    [TotalFark]  
Scary, isn't it?

I'd love to say something mind boggling and profound that would kick people into high gear about this, but no one's listening anymore.

I've seen far too often what Big Business can do while appearing to be your best friend with your interests in mind. Over the decades I watched thousands of acres of wild woods locally fall to become developments, saw water shortages suddenly appear, noticed air pollution increase, the huge schools of fish in the lagoon vanish and local wild life numbers reduced by more than 75%.

Through it all, I was assured that things were just fine, it was all good, how the additional income would provide my city with better medical care, lower taxes, greater resources, thousands of jobs and everyone was being ecologically responsible.

When winter all but vanished here in Florida, folks decided it was a good thing. When the majority of the night skies lost their stars to light pollution, I was assured that it was best, since it indicated a healthy, thriving economy, a deterrent against criminal activity, a richer shopping experience and access to a vast number of new medical resources.

When my land flooded for the first time in 50 years during a hurricane, I noticed it was due to my area being massively developed, new zoning laws requiring houses to be built on filled in lots, making my old home the lowest spot on the block. The now paved road replaced the old dirt one, which was level with my land. Now, it's 6 inches higher and the old swale ditches used for drainage have been closed off.

I've been told that's progress. The additional 16 homes on my block indicate a thriving economy. An active home building process is a great economic indicator.

I thought about that as 'gray days' became more frequent in the summer months. (Days of gray haze, high heat and high humidity.) I thought about that when the drainage ditches across the street, once containing a stream-like ripple of clean water became half full of dark, dank fluid, often supporting a scummy growth on the surface.

Then, the huge swarms of lightening bugs that used to appear during summer twilight vanished along with the massive swarms of the rainbow hued, comical and amazing Dragonflies, ranging from small to huge went away.

Along with the majority of the song birds.

Rats, however, remained and thrived.

Rich farmland, worked for generations abruptly became condominiums. Ground water levels fell so dramatically from so many wells being sunk in a small area that eventually we had to sink them deeper and deeper, and finally have to hook up to the city water system.

We have droughts we never had before. Hurricanes hit us with greater fury than previously. The once pristine and clean lagoon is off limits to shell fishing several times a year due to human fecal bacteria pollution, but commercial crabbers and harvesters have depleted the supply drastically anyhow.

I yelled about this for decades. The developers moved in anyhow.

Now my area is polluted, crowded, faces shortages of resources, crime and illnesses are rising and I so miss the crisp, cold winters we used to have.

Basically, I've been called an old fool. Told the industries are good for the city and the county. Heck, cramming in millions more folks every year is good for the State.

I watched a major highway into my city go from two lane to 4 -- then to 6 and now it's being redeveloped for 8.

Costs have risen hugely. The prolific medical care the taxes from so much development has given us is now out of reach financially for a whole lot of folks. Property taxes have soared. More money is needed to keep up the roads and bridges which now have to tolerate 4 times the traffic they were designed for. Money is needed to clean up the increasing mess from the booming population.

As more folks pour in and more development is done, the state climate degrades. Hundreds of thousands of new roofs reflect the suns heat back into the atmosphere, thousands of acres of water replenishing wild woods get paved over and thousands of air conditioners pump billions of BTU's of waste heat in to the wind.

Changes in the local climate has changed off shore currents, which have taken away our vast, beautiful beaches, meaning we spend millions each year trucking in sand to 'renourish' them. The vast schools of ocean fish close to shore are vanishing and being replaced by an increasing amount of sharks.

People don't listen. Big Business is interested only in profits. The majority of the owners of the development companies which flooded the state with over priced homes during the housing boom do not even live here. Many do not even live in the US.

By the time Big Business starts taking hits in the pockets over Global Warming and do something about it, the rest of us will be living in hell.

The politicians, if you haven't noticed, mainly listen only to big bucks -- not the average Joe who elected them in the first place.

So, I get to have a front seat as the environment around me collapses and have to listen to the decades long squabble over whether or not Global Warming is real.

If not real, then where did my winter go? What happened to the huge, seemingly endless schools of fish in the lagoon? Why are there more hurricanes than before?

I also want my starry night skies back along with the lightening bugs.

28 Nov 2012 05:04 AM
dready zim     
"places where the ice was once many metres thick have been replaced with sediment, pastures and lakes."

Sounds like a good thing to me. As a mammal, specifically a human, I prefer pastures, lakes and sediment to ice. It`s better for life n stuff and it`s better for me.

Tell me again why this is a bad thing.

28 Nov 2012 05:06 AM
Deacon Blue    [TotalFark]  

dready zim: Tell me again why this is a bad thing.


Because I'll be coming after your ass with a 20mm rifle. It's not that I don't like you, it's just that I like to shoot people. No offense.

28 Nov 2012 05:21 AM
Badgers    [TotalFark]  

oukewldave: Looks like the old pictures are from winter and new ones are from spring or summer.


That can't be...! The "old" ones are in black and white! There is no way someone could fake that!

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28 Nov 2012 05:22 AM
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