Skip to comments.Global warming causing California glacier to grow, scientists say
Posted on 07/09/2008 12:35:27 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Global warming causing California glacier to grow, scientists say Last Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | 2:40 PM ET CBC News
The glaciers on Mount Shasta in California are growing because of global warming, experts say.
"When people look at glaciers around the world, the majority of them are shrinking," said Slawek Tulaczyk, a University of California, Santa Cruz, professor who studied the glaciers.
But the seven glaciers on Shasta, part of the Cascade mountains in northern California, "seem to be benefiting from the warming ocean," he said.
As the ocean warms, more moisture evaporates. As moisture moves inland, it falls as snow enough on Shasta to more than offset a 1 C temperature rise in the past century.
The three smallest of the Shasta glaciers are more than twice the length they were in 1950.
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Oh dear god.
At least the polar bears will have a place to live........
Leave it to nutjob professors to come up with an answer to support them no matter how crazy.
“Professor Slawek Tulaczyk”
Why don’t you get a REAL job like stuffing envelopes in the comfort of your very own home or bottling those sea monkeys for sale in the back of pulp comic books?
Boy, science ain’t what it used to be.
Global warming causes everything. It’s almost entertaining (if it weren’t so maddening) to watch “experts” link everything to global warming, even diametrically opposite weather/geological events.
This is like when my son told me that unusually cold weather was an effect of global warming. LOL
The story makes perfect sense to me. But then I have been drinking Wild Turkey 101 all day.
Perhaps somebody should tell him that the oceans are not warming?
The left has so abandoned reason they’re willing to swallow anything. I seriously don’t believe there is an ill or evil on this earth they can’t believe has some kind of sinister, political origin. The age of the internet and undreamt of technology has somehow spawned a new Dark Age of Ignorance such as the world has never experienced. It’s absolutely contrarian.
........well, what can I say?
What! And give up all those big grants that allow him to “study” the sex life of the boll weevil and spew his idiotic “findings” and call it science.
I wish we could just have a year of Wildcat rule. Someone says something that stupid, that’s a caning. “This is the first time in my life I have been proud of my country”......That’s a caning, Missy. Algore says CO2 is evil, the Earth has a fever and we are all doomed.........that’s a caning and a pre-frontal lobotomy, Mr. Roboto.
ROFLOL. Thanks for the laugh!!
The only science I trust anymore is mathematics. I think math is a science.
Slawek Tulaczyk isn’t the person I use to know.
Hmmm...California glaciers growing because of more moisture coming off the ocean...California in the midst of a drought...Hmmmm.
I read that too fast and read "the sex life of the doll". Must slow down - reading too quickly.
He's had one already ...
The leaves are changing already in Fairbanks. Must be GW.
LOL, uh huh.
Yeah, or as few as 10%... I can make up numbers too!
There are an estimated (!) 180,000 glaciers on earth. I know that "academics" have a lot more free time on their hands than their working counterparts in the real world, but are we to believe that anyone has done a comparative study of something in the neighborhood of 162,000 glaciers?
Yeah, sure they have.
Wait, if it is GLOBAL warming, shouldn’t glaciers EVERYWHERE be melting?
If they aren't warming, why are they expanding?
Interesting. Warmer ocean causes MORE WATER VAPOR. Water vapor forms clouds, that reflect sunlight back into space until they dissipate as rain or snow. And this NEGATIVE feedback is omitted from the climate models, except as an average over the entire globe rather than specifically as clouds form and disappear.
It takes cold to turn that moisture into snow. If this is due to global warming, where did the cold come from?
Hey Professor Slawek. My broken refrigerator is making 5 lbs of ice a day. Could it be........gorebal warming!!?? putz
If you look closely at the following figure, Shasta is a shadow of blue surrounded by all the other orange and brown representing the other Cascade glaciers. There's one further north; I'm not sure which one that is.
Howdy! I’m enjoying my Iced Vodka and this story makes perfect sense to me too! Of course warming causes cooling. When it’s real hot out, and I open the freezer door, all the ice jumps out of the freezer and into my kitchen. Doesn’t this happen with all of you too?
It's not that simple, and cloud effects on radiative feedback are still uncertain. The type of cloud and its altitude are significant factors in ultimately determining if the effects of the clouds will be more importantly reflective or absorptive.
If anything, the Global Warming fraud does serve as a lesson of what happens when science gets politicized, and becomes more about politics and agendas, than actual scientific work.
Yeah, that happened to me the other day with someone posting something on Duckweed.
I think in this case you misspelled "scientist" it should be spelled "Séance-tit"
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Sheesh, I need to take notes just to keep up with this ever-changing BS.
Now, alas, I realize the "studies" are more likely coming from a grant-seeking agenda-driven loner using Wikipedia or Reader's Digest for primary source documentation.
Global warming has also caused my bunions to grow. And it has caused me weight gain.
Gotta blame something.....
>>>It takes cold to turn that moisture into snow. If this is due to global warming, where did the cold come from?
The 14,000 feet of elevation provides a lot of cold. You could have a rise in average temperature at the top of the mountain, that if still below freezing would promote glacier growth.
As one who grew up in the snow belt of western NY, I can tell you that warm winters can lead to snowier winters. Most winters, Lake Erie would freeze completely in January and February, so cold winds out of Canada would not have a lot of moisture when they hit the higher elevations in WNY. In warmer winters, Lake Erie would not completely freeze over and those same winds would pick up moisture off the lake and deposit large quantitites of lake effect snow on WNY.
And to what do you attribute the ears? Is that just genetics? Republican conspiracy? Larry Sinclair got a little too frisky?
I’ll take “All of the Above”, Alex........
Most notably Greenland & Antarctica
and in New Zealand that Large Red dot is a lie, all 48 out of 48 Glaciers are growing.
There was a story a few weeks ago about how Mt. St. Helens had the only growing Glacier in the U.S. Now we have more. Makes you go Hmmmmmmmmm
You forgot zits.