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Glaciers growing on Mt. Shasta
On Monday, the ski park had nearly 22 feet of snow at the top and more than 8 feet at its lodge.
The City of Mount Shasta, sitting at the foot of the mountain about midway between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, has broken a 108-year-old snowfall record for March with 97.9 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The old mark of 88 inches was set in 1903.
For the season, 289 inches (24 feet) of snow has fallen on the city.
Glaciers also growing in Washington and Alaska
Not only on Mt. Shasta, glaciers are also growing in Washington and Alaska.
Look at Washington State. The Nisqually Glacier on Mt. Rainier is growing. Glaciers on Glacier Peak in northern Washington are growing. And Crater Glacier on Mt. Saint Helens is now larger than it was before the 1980 eruption.
Or look at Alaska. Glaciers are growing in Alaska for the first time in 250 years. Two years ago in May, Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier was advancing at the rate of seven feet (two meters) per day - more than half-a-mile per year. In Icy Bay, at least three glaciers advanced a third of a mile (½ km) in one year.
Fifth-largest ice field in the Western Hemisphere also growing
And the Juneau Icefield, which covers 1,505 square miles (3,900 sq km) and is the fifth-largest ice field in the Western Hemisphere, is also growing.
According to Michael Zemp at the University of Zurich - one of the scientists that Al Gore likes to quote - "some positive values were reported from the North Cascade Mountains and the Juneau Ice Field." ("Positive values" means "growing".)
The fifth largest ice field in the entire Western Hemisphere is growing, and no one is bothering to report it.
The next time someone tries to guilt you with talk of melting glaciers, ask if they're aware that glaciers are growing on Mt. Shasta, and in Washington, and in Alaska.
Ask if they're aware that the fifth largest icefield in the Western Hemisphere is also growing.
They'll probably be angry that you bothered them with such inconvenient facts.
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