Plateau Glacier retreated out of the field of view and has all but melted away, after leaving a small remnant, Plateau Remnant, on the flanks of the Bruce Hills. A 2010 Pew Research Center poll found that only 59% of adults in the U.S. believe “there is solid evidence the earth is warming.”  A continuing poll by Yale/George Washington University showed that even though approximately 97% of publishing climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and that it is caused primarily by human activities, most of the public does not realize this high level of scientific agreement. Expect to spend approximately 1-2 hours exploring the glacier before returning to the canoe. Qori Kalis Glacier, an outlet glacier of the Quelccaya ice cap, in Peru is shown here in 1978. These aren't fancy computer models or satellite images where you'd have to make all kinds of corrections for the atmosphere. "That i… After visiting Glacier Gardens on a shore excursion from the Holland America Westerdam, our tour group piled back onto the busses and headed out to Mendenhall Glacier. The views expressed in this guest blog post are those of the International League of Conservation Photographers and not necessarily those of the National Geographic Society. Large windows with expansive views of the glacier were spectacular. Switzerland's Stein Glacier retreated by about 1,800 feet (550 meters) between 2006 and 2015. In collaborating with the Trust, World View of Global Warming extends its work to inform Americans and people worldwide of the ongoing science of climate change and the effects of greenhouse gases which are being spewed into the air at record rates. If you're in the Juneau area, a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier is a must-do activity. ... Be amazed by the 13-mile (21-kilometer) Mendenhall Glacier, and take to the water on a whale-watching cruise. Despite the physical evidence that the earth’s climate is changing, many Americans remain skeptical of the reality of climate change, its severity, and even the science supporting it. "We have unretouched photographic evidence of glaciers melting all around the globe," study co-author Gregory Baker, a geologist at the University of Kansas, said in a statement. There were several park rangers at the location who were knowledgable and … Privacy Notice |  Sustainability Policy |  Terms of Service |  Code of Ethics, The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. SWITZERLAND The Stein glacier … This is a must-do activity for travelers who appreciate the grandeur of nature. To be honest, after all the hiking to get to the Mendenhall Glacier and then walking on the trails around the site, we didn’t feel much like hiking 1.2 miles back to the bus stop and another half mile from the central transit station back to the cruise ship. Here, we utilize in-situ and remote sensing data to assess the recent evolution and current state of Suicide Basin. Mendenhall Glacier (also Sitaantaagu) is a glacier about 13.6 miles (21.9 km) long located in Mendenhall Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Be amazed by the 13-mile (21-kilometer) Mendenhall Glacier, and take to the water on a whale-watching cruise. © 1996 - 2019 National Geographic Society. He is a Founding Fellow of the International Leauge of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Mendenhall Visitor Center is only 13 miles from downtown Juneau. The forward edge of the Mendenhall glacier outside of Juneau has receded about 1,800 feet (550 meters) between 2007 and 2015. The glacier is shown here in 2015. Stein Glacier in Switzerland is also feeling the heat. 2. Before and After Photos Show Dramatic Retreat of Glaciers By. Please refresh the page and try again. The intent is to educate and increase awareness of climate change among the general public. See all 7 Mendenhall Glacier tours on Tripadvisor I've been trying to research the best & most affordable way for 2 adults to do this and have been getting conflicting answers. National Geographic Headquarters 1145 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20036, National Geographic Society is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Over the years, we’ve hosted families of diverse ages and backgrounds, photographers and writers, the BBC, Good Morning America, Gayle King with CBS This Morning, and the O Magazine. The glacier has retreated 2800 meters since 1910 and continues to retreat. A team of scientists has put together photographic "proof" of climate change, revealing time-lapse photo couplets, or before/after images, of retreating glaciers.