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Glacier – not yet gone

18 Mar

It was August and it was freezing at the Columbia Icefields. The clouds were low and the visibility was very sparce. This shot was taken when the clouds broake apart momentarily. There was a wicked wind and rain was coming in sideways. One might be tempted to dismiss climate change then but coming here, even when it was very cold at the height of summer, is one of the best places to see te effects of global warming. We are about 200 meters from the toe of the glacier. When I was here last, in 1995, the toe was about where we were standing. The first time I came in 1978 the toe was a short hike from the highway – now it is a drive and a bit of a hike. Go visit this place while you still can.



21 Aug


There have been several years in a row that have been called the hottest years on record.
This one will probably be the next one.
The Hoover dam is going to be empty/ You can see what the high water mark used to be in theis shot.


2 Feb

It was warm today, the first day of February.
It was a warm weekend that just past.
So warm that I was driving with the windows open – it was not warm enough to have the air conditioning on though.
It was very pleasant and spring like.
This has been a warm winter – very warm.
So warm it might just make one species extinct here on earth. I haven’t heard this species in a while so they might be endangered or in hiding.
Climate change deniers have gone to ground.
And a good thing too.