Yesterday, I talked with a Mr. Rainier National Park ranger about measurement of extent of glaciers. She told me that they continued to shrink between 2012, when the photo I referred to in yesterday’s blog was taken, and 2015, but she knew of no measurements since then. I would have thought they would be made annually.
Apart from other overwhelming evidence of global warming, glaciers are shrinking everywhere. If humans could act cooperatively and rationally, global warming could still be slowed to a crawl, but few are those who think there’s a chance of that happening. We seem to be close to a point where people give up hope and abandon thought of serious efforts to combat the peril. Imagine the mood on the Titanic after word spread that it was certain the ship would sink. It may be only a decade or two before everyone feels that way.