Monday, August 01, 2011
Contest: Suggest a new name for Glacier Park
As a little boy in the middle 1950s , I visited Glacier Park with my parents who'd grown up in Montana and knew terrain well. There were a good many glaciers back then, definitely an impressive sight. It was a thrill to able to walk on the massive sheets of ice. Alas, today's New York Times reports that there are few glaciers left and that all of them will be gone by 2020.
As the U.S.A. prepares for this sad milestone, it's time to think of a new name for the place. Perhaps the federal park system could hold a contest, soliciting ideas from concerned citizens. To start the ball rolling, here are my entries.
Climate Crash National Park
Climate Denial National Monument