The press says the Great Salt Lake is shrinking due to the burning of fossil fuels.
Scientists say that isn’t true.
“January 3, 1936
GREAT SALT LAKE SHRINKING
Great Salt Lake is. still shrinking. This is largely due to the fact that farms and cities are using more and more of the water from the streams that previously fed it. As a matter of fact, Great Salt Lake has been shrinking for many centuries. It was once a great inland sea known as Lake Bonneville. At that time it covered some 19,000 square miles of central Utah or an area equal to twice that of Lake Erie. Traces of shoreline have been found at 17 distinct levels, the highest being 1,000 feet above the present level.”
via Real Climate Science
August 14, 2022