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(Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)   Glacier National Park prepares for public contest to choose a new name. Difficulty: Can't mention glaciers   (union-bulletin.com) divider line 232
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2012-08-19 12:56:45 AM  
How about Global Warming Land
 
2012-08-19 01:08:03 AM  
Proglacial lake National Park.
 
2012-08-19 01:09:35 AM  
Well shiat. that sucks. I had wanted to go there sometime.
 
2012-08-19 01:14:15 AM  
Slushy park.
 
2012-08-19 01:43:28 AM  
Tropical Scree National Park.
 
2012-08-19 01:48:26 AM  

Gwendolyn: Well shiat. that sucks. I had wanted to go there sometime.


They aren't quite gone yet. You should probably go early next summer.
 
2012-08-19 08:34:47 AM  
Ice Melt National Park

Condo National Park
 
2012-08-19 08:58:07 AM  
Meltwater National Park

Koch Brothers National Park

/the possibilities are endless
 
2012-08-19 09:43:35 AM  
Lalalalalalala I can't hear you so global warming doesn't exist national park
 
2012-08-19 10:12:11 AM  
I wonder if anyone lamented the disappearance of the glaciers from Connecticut.
 
2012-08-19 10:16:13 AM  
Of course to see them one last time, I burned 60 gallons of gas driving nearly 1,500 miles.

#According to the EPA, that means I released a half-ton of carbon into the atmosphere to show my kids a natural splendor that is vanishing in part due to people like me going to see it.


Is this guy's math off? 60 gallons of gas weighs (at about 6.25 pounds per gallon) ~ 375 pounds. How is he generating 1,000 pounds of carbon? What else does the EPA factor into that calculation? The carbon required to build the car?
 
2012-08-19 10:35:00 AM  
Can it mention the war?
 
2012-08-19 10:35:18 AM  
The National Park formerly known as Glacier
 
2012-08-19 10:36:28 AM  
The Exxon National Exposed Landscape Park.
 
2012-08-19 10:37:25 AM  
I mentioned them once but I think I got away with it.
 
2012-08-19 10:38:13 AM  

Lsherm: Of course to see them one last time, I burned 60 gallons of gas driving nearly 1,500 miles.

#According to the EPA, that means I released a half-ton of carbon into the atmosphere to show my kids a natural splendor that is vanishing in part due to people like me going to see it.

Is this guy's math off? 60 gallons of gas weighs (at about 6.25 pounds per gallon) ~ 375 pounds. How is he generating 1,000 pounds of carbon? What else does the EPA factor into that calculation? The carbon required to build the car?


It's carbon dioxide, not pure carbon CO2 weighs 48 g/mole, but only 12 of that is the carbon- the oxygen supplies the other 32. He actually put more than half a ton into the air.
 
2012-08-19 10:38:47 AM  
Easy...Moraine National Park.
 
2012-08-19 10:38:57 AM  
"The Polar Distress"
 
2012-08-19 10:39:03 AM  
Fox's MInty Fresh Park?
 
2012-08-19 10:39:12 AM  
Progressive National Park. Sponsored by Geico.
 
2012-08-19 10:40:34 AM  
You Should Have Come Earlier National Park
 
2012-08-19 10:40:41 AM  
Puddle National Park
 
Skr
2012-08-19 10:41:31 AM  
Played in snow during July up in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, wasn't a lot but was still fun. It was perfect snowman/snowball snow. Was really only up near a few peaks and luckily the roads went up.  Jumped into Lake Yellowstone and turned into a Meat Popsicle.

If the glaciers do jet, Northern Rockies might be a sufficient name.
 
2012-08-19 10:41:41 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Lsherm: Of course to see them one last time, I burned 60 gallons of gas driving nearly 1,500 miles.

#According to the EPA, that means I released a half-ton of carbon into the atmosphere to show my kids a natural splendor that is vanishing in part due to people like me going to see it.

Is this guy's math off? 60 gallons of gas weighs (at about 6.25 pounds per gallon) ~ 375 pounds. How is he generating 1,000 pounds of carbon? What else does the EPA factor into that calculation? The carbon required to build the car?

It's carbon dioxide, not pure carbon CO2 weighs 48 g/mole, but only 12 of that is the carbon- the oxygen supplies the other 32. He actually put more than half a ton into the air.


This. Most of the mass of CO2 comes from the O2 pulled out of the air to react with the C to form the CO2.
 
2012-08-19 10:41:57 AM  
Back in My Day Park
 
2012-08-19 10:42:34 AM  
If you have never been there, you must go. It is worth the trip. Bring warm clothes with you even in the summer. Logan pass can be cold and windy.
 
2012-08-19 10:43:01 AM  
Anthropocene National Park
 
2012-08-19 10:44:35 AM  
Since it's in Montana, how about Big Sky National Park?
 
2012-08-19 10:44:48 AM  
Al Gore National Park
 
2012-08-19 10:45:09 AM  
What about that symbol thingy that Prince changed his name to? I hear he's not using it any more.
 
2012-08-19 10:47:15 AM  
Drive Park
 
2012-08-19 10:48:35 AM  
easy...
Glacier Memorial Park
 
2012-08-19 10:50:20 AM  
Wow, no one?? Ok, I'll do it:


American Wife National Park -- The only park that is both beautiful and frigid year round.
 
2012-08-19 10:50:32 AM  
Waterworld. They can hire Kevin Costner for PR and stuff.
 
2012-08-19 10:50:42 AM  
Well, if you're going to drive thousands of miles and burn hundreds of liters of fuel to engage in "eco-tourism" just keep driving up here to BC. The northern Selkirks still have 20(!) feet of winter snowpack remaining on the glaciers over 2500m. With the summer heat you can literally watch them move and watch the crevasses form, after all they are "rivers" of ice. As well the Rockies and Icefields glaciers are packing on some heft as there has literally been no summer above 2500m. The last few years have been record winter snowpacks and epic cold spring-early summer which has been favorable for fattening up the glaciers in the Columbia and Rocky Mountains here.

Sorry to hear about GNP, but there are thousands of other glaciers and some are actually growing. Montana is not the whole planet folks, calm down.
 
2012-08-19 10:53:22 AM  
Of course, the American Wife park was the original. The new one?

The American Ex-Wife National Park - It was beautiful and frigid when you last went on the tour. Now, its wet, wild and not at all what you remember.
 
2012-08-19 10:53:36 AM  
Suck It, Libs, National Park
 
2012-08-19 10:53:46 AM  
Montana Is Not The Whole Planet Folks, Calm Down National Recreation Area
 
2012-08-19 10:56:54 AM  
Looks like paradise, so how about 'Florida'
 
2012-08-19 10:57:28 AM  
The park formerly known as GNP.
 
2012-08-19 10:58:13 AM  
Park.

There...problem solved.
 
2012-08-19 10:58:48 AM  
How about Can't-You-Just-Enjoy-A-Nice-Summer-Day-And-Experience-Nature-Without-biatching-And-Complaining National Park?
 
2012-08-19 10:58:58 AM  

Lsherm: Of course to see them one last time, I burned 60 gallons of gas driving nearly 1,500 miles.

#According to the EPA, that means I released a half-ton of carbon into the atmosphere to show my kids a natural splendor that is vanishing in part due to people like me going to see it.

Is this guy's math off? 60 gallons of gas weighs (at about 6.25 pounds per gallon) ~ 375 pounds. How is he generating 1,000 pounds of carbon? What else does the EPA factor into that calculation? The carbon required to build the car?


LOL! Nice catch. The EPA must be using the DEA's calculator.

Actually, I think the author pulled numbers out of his ass.
 
2012-08-19 11:01:43 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Lsherm: Of course to see them one last time, I burned 60 gallons of gas driving nearly 1,500 miles.

#According to the EPA, that means I released a half-ton of carbon into the atmosphere to show my kids a natural splendor that is vanishing in part due to people like me going to see it.

Is this guy's math off? 60 gallons of gas weighs (at about 6.25 pounds per gallon) ~ 375 pounds. How is he generating 1,000 pounds of carbon? What else does the EPA factor into that calculation? The carbon required to build the car?

LOL! Nice catch. The EPA must be using the DEA's calculator.

Actually, I think the author pulled numbers out of his ass.


These are my first favorites for "sucks at chemistry".
 
2012-08-19 11:02:30 AM  
This is the New Name of the Park Park
 
2012-08-19 11:02:50 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Lsherm: Of course to see them one last time, I burned 60 gallons of gas driving nearly 1,500 miles.

#According to the EPA, that means I released a half-ton of carbon into the atmosphere to show my kids a natural splendor that is vanishing in part due to people like me going to see it.

Is this guy's math off? 60 gallons of gas weighs (at about 6.25 pounds per gallon) ~ 375 pounds. How is he generating 1,000 pounds of carbon? What else does the EPA factor into that calculation? The carbon required to build the car?

LOL! Nice catch. The EPA must be using the DEA's calculator.

Actually, I think the author pulled numbers out of his ass.


Maybe they meant Carbon Dioxide. I'm guessing that the burned gas weighs more than the unburned gas because Hydrogen is replaced with Oxygen from the air. Roughly each C in a long chain loses two H and picks up two O weighing 16 times as much.
 
2012-08-19 11:03:34 AM  
What the Fark Park
 
2012-08-19 11:04:04 AM  
"Jones' Big-Ass Iceberg National Park"
 
2012-08-19 11:05:50 AM  
The author is an idiot.

Glacier National Park was not named because of the glaciers that are there or even not there now. It was named because glaciers created the area.
 
2012-08-19 11:06:11 AM  
Ronald Rayguns Get Those Damn Solar Panels Off My Roof park. When you visit they give you special glasses that make it look like the ice is still there and earphones that tell you trees are our biggest source of pollution.
 
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