As we are already 8 days into 2020 with no sign of the glaciers disappearing, Montana’s Glacier National Park is set to remove the signage stating that “glaciers will be gone by 2020.”
In the early 2000s, scientists warned that all glaciers will have melted by the year 2020, causing a dramatic rise in sea level that would have devastating results for coastal cities and islands.
However, as we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the glaciers are still present, and some have grown in size during recent years, according to NASA.
According to local media, the incorrect prediction from scientists are resulting in the removal of all signs stating that the glaciers will be gone by this year.
KPAX reports that Glacier National Parks spokeswoman Gina Kurzmen explained that “the latest research shows shrinking, but in ways much more complex than what was predicted.”
As a result, “the park must update all signs around the park stating all glaciers will be melted by 2020.”
Some of the signage was already removed in 2019, as the lack of melting became apparent.
“The sign at St. Mary’s Visitor Center was removed in May of 2019 and other signs will be removed around the park as budgets permit,” according to KPAX.
“Kurzmen says Glacier National Park will work with the US Geological Survey to monitor the glaciers and update the remainder of the signs as necessary.”
In 2017, a YouTube video was posted by a visitor of Glacier National Park, expressing incredulity that the glaciers would be melted only three years from the time the video was posted.
This is not the first prediction made by climate scientists about the year 2020 to be proven incorrect.
National File recently reported that the President George W. Bush’s Pentagon claimed that Europe would be either submerged in water or experiencing a Siberian climate by the year 2020.
Nearly 16 years ago, The Guardian released an article that warned of intelligence given to then-President George W. Bushconcerning the fate of the planet by 2020 due to the climate change crisis:
“A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.”
Not only was climate changed billed as impending, but even went so far to suggest that this threat would destabilize beyond the degree of a planned terrorist attack.
“The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.”
National File will continue to track previous climate change predictions as we move further into 2020.