by John D Swallow
I see that Eric has offered up his power point presentation that he probably impressed the crowd with at the AAUW in Grand Rapids.
Power Point Slides for AAUW, Grand Rapids, 2016 » slide16
The AAUW stands for: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN.
“Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.
Vision: AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.”
This applies to your dire warnings regarding melting glaciers that I well imagine you were trying to frighten these girls with. Keep in mind that Geo. Vancouver’s ships were wind powered; therefore, he wasn’t spewing out any diesel smoke to start this massive retreat of these glaciers.
“The explorer Captain George Vancouver found Icy Strait, at the south end of Glacier Bay, choked with ice in 1794. Glacier Bay itself was almost entirely iced over. In 1879 naturalist John Muir found that the ice had retreated almost all the way up the bay. By 1916 the Grand Pacific Glacier was at the head of Tarr Inlet about 65 miles from Glacier Bay’s mouth. This is the fastest documented glacier retreat ever. Scientists are hoping to learn how glacial activity relates to climate changes and global warming from these retreating giants. [Read more…]