Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, 1989

 

We drove From Calgary in a rental car. We have many other photos of the area, particularly in Jasper National Park. Nearly all the pictures here are of the Athabasca Glacier, located in the Canadian Rockies between Jasper and Banff National Parks.

There is strong evidence of global warming here. The Canadians have set up markers here pinpointing the edge of the glacier every few years. I have marked pictures related to global warming evidence with an asterisk.

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View from Glacier Parking Area                  Map of Area

Bridge to Glacier                                     Location of Glacier Edge in 1960 *

People on Glacier                                    Looking Toward Highway and Restaurant from Glacier

People at End of Ice                                Restaurant is at Base of Mountain in Distance

1975, 1980, 1982 Edges Markers *             Larger View of 1975, 1980, 1982 Markers *

View from Restaurant and Highway            Clark's Nutcracker on Car Hood

Clark's Nutcrackers on Wiper and Hood       Close-Up of Clark's Nutcracker

Another View from Highway                      Dynamic Duo at Lake Louise, Banff

*Global warming evidence.

I have a 1940s view of the glacier for comparison. Please write me to see this.

A 2005 photo of the glacier is at www.flickr.com/photos/hughrocks/35342787/ .

Many photos of global warming evidence may be seen at wikipedia. Type in global warming in their search box.

 

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