Culture, Climate Science & Education

Lab Eight

Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Glaciers in Glacier National Park

The Earth's climate has warmed rapidly over the past 100 years, dramatically affecting glaciers around the world. In 1850, there were around 150 glaciers in Glacier National Park, for example. By 1966, the number dropped to 50. Only 25 remain today. In this lab you will use a spreadsheet tools to predict when one of these remaining glaciers, Grinnell Glacier, will disappear due to the effects of climate change.

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