climate change in my lifetime

In honor of Leo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech on the Oscars last night, here’s a couple of nature photos I’ve posted here before, showing visible climate change over a period of 45 years.

Two photos of Athabaska Glacier, an offshoot of the Columbia Icefield, in Jasper National Park.

So far as I can tell, the two places I stood when I took these photos weren’t all that far apart (granted, the 1970 photo was taken from closer up than the 2015 photo was).  The parking lot and road haven’t moved, either.

I took this photo on a family vacation in 1970, when I was eleven years old.
I took this photo on a family vacation in 1970, when I was eleven years old.
I took this when I went back to the Canadian Rockies last summer (2015).
I took this when I went back to the Canadian Rockies last summer (2015).