Ten years ago, workers in Glacier National Park put up signs stating that climate change would cause all the park’s glaciers to melt by the year 2020. Surprise, surprise — the prediction hasn’t come true, and now the park is quietly taking the signs down.
The park is not willing to let go of the hype that the glaciers will eventually melt due to climate change. Park spokeswoman Gina Kurzmen told the press that while Glacier National Park workers are not only taking down the old signs, but also posting new ones that will tell visitors that “when [the glaciers] disappear depends on how and when we act” and that “one thing is consistent: the glaciers in the park are shrinking.”
However, one inconvenient fact that visitors to the park won’t be informed of is that predictions about the total disappearance of the glaciers date back to the early 1900s. In 1923, the news media reported that the glaciers would be nearly gone in 25 years. In 1936, another news outlet stated that the glaciers would vanish by 1961. Naturalists stated in the early 1950s that the glacier would be gone in fifty years. Then, in 2009, National Geographic questioned whether the glaciers would be around in 2020. Now, the New York Times is pushing the narrative that the glaciers will disappear by 2044.
Mainstream scientists around the globe aren’t using specific dates, but are promoting the idea that this is all mankind’s fault for making the weather warmer.
Climate change alarmists have made a whole slew of predictions that are now proving to be completely false. In 2004, the Department of Defense told then-U.S. President George W. Bush that major cities in Europe would sink beneath rising seas, and that Britain would have a Siberian climate by the year 2020. The report also stated in no uncertain terms that “nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine, and widespread rioting would erupt around the world. Former Vice-President Al Gore told the world that the Arctic would be ice-free by the year 2013; obviously, that hasn’t happened.
Other predictions included entire nations flooding by the year 2000, a new Ice Age freezing the world by 2000, 2020 or 2070, and snow becoming a thing of the past in the early 2000s. When one sees just how many dire climate change predictions have failed to come true, it’s not all that surprising that Glacier National Park has had to concede that its prediction of the demise of the glaciers was incorrect. What is surprising is that millions of people still believe the climate change hype that the “world will pass the point of no return” in the next twelve years unless everyone takes drastic action to reduce carbon emissions.
Glacier National Park’s outdated signs should, if nothing else, encourage us to take climate activism with a grain of salt. Progressives in the media want us to take these theories very seriously — which would be easier to do if they weren’t proven wrong over and over again. A quick look at the facts should lead intelligent people to question whether the whole “climate change” narrative can be trusted in the first place.