Climate Change Melting Mount Rainier’s Glaciers at Six Times Historic Rate

December 22, 2014 10:27 AM

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Climate Change Melting Mount Rainier’s Glaciers at Six Times Historic Rate

At six times the historic rate, Mount Rainier's glaciers are melting and the reason behind it is climate change. Melting of ice has led to river flooding, and has also killed old-growth forests, endangering historic national park buildings.

Researchers have predicted that the effects of climate change are going to destroy habitat for plant and animal species up and down the mountain and to study these effects researchers are flocking Mount Rainier. The glacial outbursts also are destroying the roads, which give access to the park's won...

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