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This world is a fucked-up, traumatizing, and hateful place. I live in this world, and so my words, experiences, and thoughts are birthed from within it. Further, it should come to no surprise that this blog will detail many of these fucked-up things in graphic detail. Fortunately, resilience is what I do, and I try my hardest to ferment inspiration from the darkest parts of my life. It's time to confront, it's time to resist, and of course... it's time to win.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The national park formerly known as...

Glacier National Park is a magnificent area in Montana. Bordering the continuing natural landscape in Canada, this area played host to the Salish, Flathead, Shoshone, Cheyenne, and Blackfeet Tribes. The imperialist explorers, gentlier known as Lewis and Clark, traveled within miles of the modern boundaries and recorded accounts of the area, detailing it's natural bounty. The glaciers that the park was named after, numbered over 150 in the mid 1800's. In 2005, scientists put the number of remaining glaciers to 27 and melting. To make this travesty furthermore a tragedy, most scientists agree the 27 remaining glaciers will be completely disappeared from the park by 2030.

The only question remaining is; will they continue to call this area that is so sincerely affected by climate change, Glacier National Park even though the glaciers will be long gone?

This is the curse of a culture who turns ancient glaciers into sediment pools, in just a few generations. A culture that turns millions of dinosaurs into obscure statistical profits, for just a few wealthy and privileged. A culture who is cursed by its fundamental foundations. Foundations that seem to be ever receding. Foundations that are melting to the heated rhythm of hellish five o'clock traffic jams and lightning-fast-food value menus. Foundations valuing menus over glaciers.

"boy, it's hot out today! can I get that super sized with fries and a coke. extra ice please."

for more information read Collapse by Jared Diamond or Wiki: Glacier National Parks

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