Changing Climate In Glacier National Park

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Warming temperatures are causing Glacier National Park's signature glacier to shrink.

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Glacier National Park, thanks to its rivers of ice, is one of the perfect spots in the continental United States to watch climate change at work.

It doesn't matter whether you believe human activities are behind the warmer climate that seems to be sweeping over the globe, or whether the warming trend is simply part of a natural cycle; at Glacier, you can see the impacts in the shrinking glaciers.

This 20-minute video featuring USGS researcher Dan Fagre explains what's going on in the high country of northern Montana.

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