Skip to comments.The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years, study shows
Posted on 02/08/2012 1:16:31 PM PST by grundle
The world's greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.
The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.
The study is the first to survey all the world's icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data.
The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused controversy in 2009 when a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change mistakenly stated that they would disappear by 2035
Until now, estimates of meltwater loss for all the world's 200,000 glaciers were based on extrapolations of data from a few hundred monitored on the ground. Those glaciers at lower altitudes are much easier for scientists to get to and so were more frequently included, but they were also more prone to melting.
The new study used a pair of satellites... "They fly at 500km, so they see everything," said Wahr, including the hard-to-reach, high-altitude glaciers.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
*Obviously*, this was caused by global warming.
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Settled science! /s/
There is a guy in Chile using glacial ice to mix margaritas.
That just means that the improved U.S. emission standards do work as intended!
Every week Mann-made global warming takes another one in the shorts. Soon it will be held in the same esteem as Lysenko’s theories.
“The discovery has stunned scientists, ...”
Scientists stunned in the beeber alert!
“The discovery has stunned scientists, ...”
Scientists stuned in the beeber alert!
I thought it was “2035 or bust”.
Looks like the IPCC done went and blew another one.
Somewhere, Al Gore’s head is exploding.
How did this manage to get published in The Guardian?
Ahhh, geez . . . back to the lying board . . . er . . . drawing board.
so whats that in the trunk?
“so whats that in the trunk?”
Probably hydraulics, compressors, dump valves etc. For making the car go BOUNCY BOUNCY BOUNCY. Probably spent more on the hydraulics than the car is worth... Oh an on the stereo too...
“From the Daily Mail
The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.”
By David Rose
Created 12:54 AM on 24th January 2010
If the global warming crowd has done anything, perhaps it’s been to establish the type of accurate measurement tools that can now establish that they were wrong. Wouldn’t that be too delicious for words?
So SUV’s, incandescent bulbs, the industrial revolution, coal power plants, trucks, cars, swimming pools, air conditioners are still NOT melting mountains and killing polar bears.
Tibetans don't call it The Land of Snows for giggles. "Scientists" are easily stunned.
“Our results and those of everyone else show we are losing a huge amount of water into the oceans every year,” said Prof John Wahr of the University of Colorado. “People should be just as worried about the melting of the world’s ice as they were before.”
OMG rivers FLOW INTO THE OCEAN!!!!!
Quick Dam them all up, OMG now we are hurting Fish!!!
Crying Wolf is the occupation of the AGW crowd.
The truth doesn't matter even after they spend billions to discover it for themselves.
I recall back about the fifth grade, in the neolithium period known as "The 60s," we had cute little graphics that showed the water cycle. Rain and snow came down on the land, the water flowed down rivers into the ocean and water evaporated from the ocean back up into clouds in the sky.
I guess the super-brains have figured out that those primitive cave drawings were just superstitious nonsense.
I'm surprised Nature agreed to publish this.
.08 mm eh? About the thickness of a good trash bag? And they claim they can measure sea level to that degree? LOL
Sea levels began to rise 18k years ago at the end of the last glacial period. They have risen about 135 meters since then which is an average of 7.5 millimeters per year. That is an average of 750 mm per century (29.5 inches) which is far more than the average over the last century.
From 1880 to 2000 sea level rose about 20 cm or just under 8 inches. Far far less than the nearly 30 inches per century average over the last 18,000 years.
The enviornmentalists suffer from a condition
called “Chicken Littlism”.
Waddya mean 'mistaken'??
We gots 23 more years to go.
Ain't it a wee bit early to be CLAIMING this now?