The National Park System is turning 100, and The Verge is celebrating with Wilderness Week: a look at the natural world, its freaky critters, and its future.
Bill Nye may be constantly studying the other planets in our Solar System as the CEO of the Planetary Society, but yesterday, the Science Guy was marveling at what our planet Earth has to offer.
One of the biggest threats facing these regions of our country is climate change, says Nye, which means some of the unique features of our national parks may not be around for much longer.
And the official word is 2030, they’ll all be gone," said Nye.
"But the park rangers I spoke with — a dozen park rangers over the course of a few days — no, no, five, six, seven years, certainly by 2025, all the glaciers will be gone." For those looking for ways to help preserve these parks, Nye says the best thing to do is vote (though he won't tell anyone who to vote for).