Colorado Glaciers Growing
Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Updated 7 October 01
Geologists Unexpectedly Find
100 Glaciers in Colorado
Geologists exploring Colorado's Rocky Mountain Park say that they
discovered more than 100 additional glaciers here in a single summer,
Officials previously believed the park, which is 60 miles northwest of
Denver, included 20 permanent ice and snow features, including six named
glaciers. The new survey, conducted by geologist Jonathan Achuff, shows
there are as many as 120 features.
"Comparisons with historical photos suggest that at least some of the
glaciers are expanding," say park officials. "Subtle climate changes may
be helping the formation of glaciers or at least reducing their retreat."
"Glaciers are barometers of climate change," researchers said. "The
survey results here contradict global warming trends. While precipitation
hasn't changed much, temperatures have been slightly cooler in the past
``We're not running quite in synch with global warming here,'' park
spokeswoman Judy Visty said.
This article appeared in the Hawaii Tribune Herald on 7 Oct 2001, by Joseph B. Verrengia. AP-NY-10-04-01)
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