Climate change drives ‘last-chance’ tourism

Climate change drives ‘last-chance’ tourism

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Mountain West News
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“Last-chance” tourists are visiting places like Glacier National Park before they’re dramatically changed or destroyed by climate change.

…warmer temperatures have caused extensive melting in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Of the 150 glaciers that once existed in the park, only 26 remain today. It’s part of the larger expected disappearance of all glaciers in the Lower 48 states by midcentury.

“Anecdotally, our visitors tell us that they come to the park for a lot of things,” said Lauren Alley, a spokeswoman for Glacier National Park. “Some people certainly say, ‘I want to come to the park to see the glaciers. I hear that they’re melting.’”