Warming climate has resulted in a big melt of glaciers on the giant volcano’s unstable slopes-
Although this article focuses on the effects to Rainier National Park, melting could result in a deadly mudflow downriver.
Rainier’s rocks are filling riverbeds. The fallout from Mount Rainier’s shrinking glaciers is beginning to roll downhill, and nowhere is the impact more striking than on the volcano’s west side. By Sandi Doughton. Seattle Times science reporter