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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; environment; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; gorebullsquirming; mountshasta; mtshasta
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To: Bitsy
that allow him to “study” the sex life of the boll weevil and spew his idiotic “findings”

I read that too fast and read "the sex life of the doll". Must slow down - reading too quickly.

21 posted on 07/09/2008 12:51:33 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: WildcatClan
and a pre-frontal lobotomy, Mr. Roboto.

He's had one already ...

22 posted on 07/09/2008 12:52:48 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: Sub-Driver

The leaves are changing already in Fairbanks. Must be GW.

23 posted on 07/09/2008 12:53:29 PM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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We're doomed!


24 posted on 07/09/2008 12:53:44 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (End global whining)
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To: tx_eggman

LOL, uh huh.

25 posted on 07/09/2008 12:54:27 PM PDT by WildcatClan
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To: Sub-Driver
As many as 90 per cent of Earth's mountain glaciers are getting smaller, said Lonnie Thompson from Ohio State University.

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.

26 posted on 07/09/2008 12:55:43 PM PDT by Sicon
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27 posted on 07/09/2008 12:56:38 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (End global whining)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait, if it is GLOBAL warming, shouldn’t glaciers EVERYWHERE be melting?

28 posted on 07/09/2008 12:58:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: jwalsh07
Perhaps somebody should tell him that the oceans are not warming?

If they aren't warming, why are they expanding?

Ocean review finds warming on the rise

29 posted on 07/09/2008 12:58:27 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

30 posted on 07/09/2008 1:03:42 PM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"As moisture moves inland, it falls as snow"

It takes cold to turn that moisture into snow. If this is due to global warming, where did the cold come from?

31 posted on 07/09/2008 1:03:42 PM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Sub-Driver
Global warming causing California glacier to grow

Hey Professor Slawek. My broken refrigerator is making 5 lbs of ice a day. Could it be........gorebal warming!!?? putz

32 posted on 07/09/2008 1:03:52 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Sicon; Blood of Tyrants
Retreat of glaciers since 1850

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.

33 posted on 07/09/2008 1:04:28 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: Conspiracy Guy

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?

34 posted on 07/09/2008 1:05:10 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: MainFrame65
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'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.

35 posted on 07/09/2008 1:06:28 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: ncpatriot
Actually, I'm a big fan of actual science (in contrast to Global Warming theories), and I think most science done these days is sound.

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.

36 posted on 07/09/2008 1:06:33 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yeah, that happened to me the other day with someone posting something on Duckweed.

37 posted on 07/09/2008 1:06:45 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: lormand
Many people, including myself have tried to parody these morons by saying things such as this "scientist" said, but it is impossible.

I think in this case you misspelled "scientist" it should be spelled "Séance-tit"

38 posted on 07/09/2008 1:07:51 PM PDT by tophat9000 (:[....)
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To: Slapshot68

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39 posted on 07/09/2008 1:08:22 PM PDT by camerakid400 (Oy Gevalt)
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To: Sub-Driver
Global Warming is now causing glaciers to grow?

Sheesh, I need to take notes just to keep up with this ever-changing BS.

40 posted on 07/09/2008 1:09:13 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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