Yosemite’s Largest Glacier No Longer A Glacier?

LyellGlacier1883Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite, has come to a screaming halt. Maclure Glacier shifts into high gear and moves at a lightning-fast rate … relatively speaking.

From the National Park Service:

“… A glacier’s health is determined by the amount of winter snowfall compared to summertime melting of snow and ice. The movement of a glacier is primarily determined by the glacier’s thickness and steepness. Because they are sensitive to environmental conditions, glaciers are important indicators of climate change…”

Me, I don’t much cotton to the notion that man in any way contributes to climate change; it’s a natural occurrence that has happened for millions of years. It happened before man arrived on the scene, and it will occur long after he’s shuffled off this mortal coil. It’s unfortunate that some scammers have figured out a way for governments to rip people off under the pretense of global warming. Or global cooling. Or whatever the criminals are calling it nowadays.

Lyell Glacier is located on the northern slopes of Mount Lyell, and was discovered by John Muir in 1871. It split into two smaller glaciers in the mid 20th century. According to reports, since 1983 the area of the glacier has retreated 70%.

To find out more about Lyell Glacier, you can read the full press release HERE.