Alpine meadows under icy peak, Sunrise area, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.
Flower fields in green alpine meadows offer great views of Mount Rainier near Sunrise Visitor Center in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Global warming and climate change: Mount Rainier’s glaciers shrank 22% by area and 25% by volume between 1913 and 1994 in conjunction with rising temperatures (Nylen 2004). As of 2009, monitored glaciers are continuing to retreat (NPS). Over the last century, most glaciers have been shrinking across western North America (Moore et al. 2009) and the globe (Lemke et al. 2007) in association with increasing temperatures.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download