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What A Disappearing Yosemite Glacier Tells Us About Climate Change

Yosemite's Lyell Glacier in a 2018 photo.

Credit: Nicholas Albrecht for The California Sunday Magazine

Above: Yosemite's Lyell Glacier in a 2018 photo.

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Even longtime Californians might be surprised to learn of modern-day glaciers in the state. But the fact is remnants of the Lyell Glacier, in Yosemite National Park, are about to disappear. GUEST: Daniel Duane, reporter, California Sunday Magazine

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Aired: April 4, 2019 | Transcript

Even longtime Californians might be surprised to learn of modern-day glaciers in the state. But the fact is remnants of the Lyell Glacier, in Yosemite National Park, are about to disappear.

Glaciers sculpted Yosemite's spectacular granite monoliths and its waterfall-laden valley. The glacier's demise tells us much about our changing world.

Reporter Daniel Duane wrote about the Lyell Glacier in the April cover story in The California Sunday Magazine.

As part of the KPBS Climate Change Desk, Duane talks about what the demise of California's last glaciers tell us about the rapidly changing climate.

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