2020 WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Montana to Discuss Climate Change Just Got Very Political
Zuckerberg was prevented from meeting with climate change expert Daniel Fagre after the U.S. Department of Interior denied Fagre’s visit to the national park, Mic reported. The Facebook CEO and Fagre, a research ecologist at the United States Geological Survey, were expected to discuss the negative impacts of climate change, a topic Zuckerberg is passionate about. USGS insiders suspect the Department of the Interior canceled the trip to minimize attention on the issue of global warming.
But Zuckerberg did meet with several National Park Service Rangers on Saturday and saw the effects of global warming. “The impact of climate change is very clear at Glacier,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. “In the last hundred years, the average global temperature has risen 1.5 degrees. But in the high elevations of Montana where Glacier is, the temperature is warming at 3x the global average–enough to melt glaciers.”
The Facebook CEO's tour of American states hit a roadblock on Saturday, when he visited Montana's Glacier National Park to meet with a climate change expert.