Oh, So That's Why The 'Glaciers Will Be Gone In 2020' Sign Has Been Removed At A National Park

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Posted: Jun 11, 2019 12:50 PM
Oh, So That's Why The 'Glaciers Will Be Gone In 2020' Sign Has Been Removed At A National Park

Source: Yulong Snow Mountain Glacier and Environmental Observation Research Station via AP

They’re wrong about everything. This applies to the wider liberal media, but it especially applies to the environmental Left that has been preaching doomsday since Earth Day was created. The appalling condescension from this crew, despite peddling straight trash for years is exceedingly entertaining. It’s great because you know what the ending is—these folks eating it…hard. We had global cooling hysteria in the 1970s. It never happened. Now, we’re in the throes of this so-called global warming chapter, where we need to enact this Green New Deal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) because in 12 years—we’re all toast or something. Funny, we’ve heard all of these predictions before. And now, people are saying by 2050, if nothing is done, we’re cooked. So, which is it, experts? Well, while you cobble together another wrong analysis, let’s go to Glacier National Park in Montana, where the signs indicating that the ice masses would be gone by 2020 have been removed because the area has been pounded by snow for years. Jazz Shaw touched on this over at Hot Air, citing the post by Jeff Dunetz who delivered a sledgehammer to this narrative:

Glacier National Park quietly removed a sign at its visitor center saying the glaciers will disappear by 2020 which were originally placed because former President Obama believed the predictions pushed by the left’s climate change hypothesis.

According to federal officials, several years in a row of high snowfall and cold temperatures totally obliterated a computer model that authorities relied on to claim that the glaciers would all be melted by 2020…

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Despite reality making a joke of the former computer model that made such a foolish forecast, the signs still hold to the global warming theme. The segment that once said the glaciers would for sure be gone by 2020 now reads, “When they completely disappear, however, will depend on how and when we act.”

The USGS still insists, “The overall picture remains the same, however, and that picture is that the glaciers all continue to retreat.”

The signage alteration was first noticed by climate writer Roger Roots who wrote last week, “As recently as September 2018 the diorama displayed a sign saying GNP’s glaciers were expected to disappear completely by 2020. The ‘gone by 2020’ claims were repeated in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other international news sources.”

“Almost everywhere, the Park’s specific claims of impending glacier disappearance have been replaced with more nuanced messaging indicating that everyone agrees that the glaciers are melting,” Roots added.

Dunetz added that a key glacier in Greenland, which had been shrinking, is now growing again. 

“Here’s the bottom line— some glaciers in the U.S. are growing others are shrinking,” he wrote. “If however, they were shrinking because the global warming hypothesis was correct, they would all be shrinking, that shrinkage would have started long after the 18th century, and the entire Arctic ice would also be shrinking.” Spoiler alert: they’re not.