Skip to comments.UN warns of glacier meltdown
Posted on 12/07/2010 10:50:38 AM PST by NormsRevenge
CANCUN, Mexico (AFP) Glaciers are melting faster in southern South America and Alaska than in Europe and communities need to adapt their living habits to the meltdown, said a UN report released in Mexico Tuesday.
Many low-lying glaciers may disappear over the coming decades, with the northwest United States, southwest Canada and the Arctic also affected, according to the report compiled by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and scientists, presented at a UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico.
Changes in rain patterns and shrinking rivers will reduce water as well as food supplies to many communities, the report said.
"Adaptation is crucial and urgently needed to assist people who will be affected," said John Crump, UNEP polar issues coordinator, at a news conference.
Though glaciers are shrinking overall worldwide, high levels of rain have actually increased the size of others, including in western Norway and New Zealand's South Island, the report said.
Warmer temperatures due to climate change were a major factor in the rapidly changing glaciers, as well as possibly the deposit of soot, reducing the reflection of heat back into space, according to the report.
Norway on Tuesday pledged more than 12 million dollars to help one region where glaciers are melting -- the Hindu Kush region in the Himalayas.
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The 'Mer de Glace' (Sea of Ice) glacier near Chamonix, Mont-Blanc, eastern France. Glaciers are melting faster in southern South America and Alaska than in Europe and communities need to adapt their living habits to the meltdown, said a UN report released in Mexico Tuesday. (AFP/File/Philippe Desmazes)
They’ve been shrinking since the last ice age, but suddenly it’s news.
This is the UN speaking. They are ignorant. Pay no attenion to them or you’ll just encourage them..
They’ll just need to contact their commission for the rights of women and behead a few million women and girls to combat the rising carbon footprint...
Break out the lawn chairs and the cocktails.
Norway on Tuesday pledged more than 12 million dollars to help
I wonder how the Norwegians whose pockets this "pledge" is coming out of feel about having their money stolen for this transparent lie. For that matter how does anyone feel about this sham being used as a justification to steal our hard earned money and squander it on a bunch of third world dumps meanwhile allowing the globull warming cult leaders to frolic in the sun and dine on the very best of everything in Cancun.
How can they be "shrinking overall worldwide" when many are increasing in size?!? Strange how all this ice is melting into the rivers but causing them to shrink. Whatever. Mankind must have been the cause of the ending of the ice age, right?
Wasn’t there a travel advisory issued for travelers going to Mexico lately? Perhaps the drug lords will look on the extra security as a challenge...
Now they are a unbiased, objective, credible source of scientific information.
NASA would have been a little more credible, a little.
We all know the glaciers are melting. We are not sure why. We are not sure that it is for the better of worse generally. We are not sure of the time-frame for the future.
It's sort of like a storm, in slow motion; spanning many lifespans. Not unprecedented.
LOL. It’s worse than we thought. Global Warming caused a titanic thread-slide that made your post about Mexico appear over here!
We didn’t listen!
For the border areas for sure. I think if you stay in the Cancun Zona Hotelera you should be OK. All they have to do is reassign the cops they have with radar guns shaking down tourists as security and they'll be plenty of protection.
Sorry, I’m a ‘tard.
I forgot this Climate bash was in Mexico, hence your post, d’oh!
.....and I will make popcorn
“This is the UN speaking. They are ignorant. Pay no attenion to them or youll just encourage them..”
"Nothing up my sleeve..."
"But that trick never works!"
Can’t these people get their lies straight?
I hear ya.. nothing like a mini-Ice Age to really mess up an agenda.. heck, there used to be sheets of ice across the continent we now know as EUrope.. and not so long ago ..
thread slide... :)
These people have never heard the story of the kid that cried wolf.
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