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Forget global warming... glaciers in Asian mountain range are actually getting BIGGER
Daily Mail ^ | 15 April 2012 | Ian Garland

Posted on 04/15/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT by george76

Photos taken by a French satellite show glaciers in a mountain range west of the Himalayas have grown during the last decade.

The growing glaciers were found in the Karakoram range, which spans the borders between Pakistan, India and China and is home to the world's second highest peak, K2. The startling find has baffled scientists

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French scientists from the National Centre for Scientific Research and the University of Grenoble, were forced to rely on satellite images, to study the region - because much of the Karakoram range is inaccessible.

They compared observations made in 1999 and 2008 and found a marginal mass increase. They estimated the glaciers had gained between 0.11 and 0.22 metres of ice each year.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; haha; unexpected
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Forget global warming: Scientists discover glaciers in Asian mountain range are actually getting BIGGER

1 posted on 04/15/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

They compared observations made in 1999 and 2008 and found a marginal mass increase. They estimated the glaciers had gained between 0.11 and 0.22 metres of ice each year.

And they were able to do this from satellite pictures?
Isn’t that Amaaaazing?? /z


2 posted on 04/15/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: george76

“The startling find has baffled scientists”

Snort, snort, snicker, snicker.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: george76

As is the glacier is Alaska, Hubbard Glacier
http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF18/1890.html
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs did a episode of the glacier but it has been pulled from their files.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: george76

...and the polar bear population is exploding.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 5:53:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: george76

The melting point of ice/freezing point of water will not change until the end of all time. I’m not worried about either polar ice cap drowning the world.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 5:53:54 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: george76

Global warming makes glaciers grow.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: george76

I wish deniers would just admit that growing icebergs are just one more sign the globe is warming up due to something that we need to pay more taxes to fight.

Science has spoken. We need trillions of dollars to reduce this warming - which is actually making icebergs grow around the world.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Parley Baer
“The startling find has baffled scientists”

Unexpected! (like ongoing unemployment, snicker)

What a bunch of BS. Why is this "startling"??? Seriously. A glacier can only get bigger, smaller, or stay the same. Hmm, three choices, none of which should be particularly "startling." It would be startling if the glacier spontaneously turned into tomato soup or something. But merely experiencing one of the three natural options related to size...not startling in my book.

The only thing baffling so-called "climate scientists" is how to try to spin this as proof of man-caused global warming. I know - AGW caused more moisture in the atmosphere, which passed over the mountain ranges feeding this glacier, dropping more snow, causing the growth. There scientists, in about 15 seconds I just came up with your answer so that the data can fit your agenda. Don't worry that it is based on absolutely zero facts - none of your other work seems to be either.

9 posted on 04/15/2012 6:04:06 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: george76

"...and Leon's getting l-a-a-arger."

10 posted on 04/15/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: george76
The startling find has baffled scientists

Wow the real startling find is that the scientist that can tell us the human activity is causing planet wide climate change did know that a glacier would be growing.

Well I can hear the scientist now: After reevaluating our data and reconfiguring our computer models of the Earth’s climate we have determined that the Earth is cooling due to human activity.

We highly recommend that everybody panic and shut down all coal fire power plants. You should also park your car and ride bicycles.

Get a clue people climate science is in its infancy. Their computer models are too primitive to predict tomorrows rain storm let alone the average temperature next year. Their computer models are designed to get grants not predict the future.

11 posted on 04/15/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: george76; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ..

Thanks george76.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 6:07:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: george76

Don’t worry, I’m sure the fundamentals of the theory will remain unchanged:
1. It is still proof of global warming
2. It is still Bush’s fault


13 posted on 04/15/2012 6:10:39 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (If sarcasm were a virtue, I'd be a saint... Yeah right!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Yep. No scientist is “baffled” by data. Reporters are often “baffled” when that data doesn’t fit their preconceptions.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 6:16:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: george76

there is a lot of growing evidence that many “losses” of ice around the world are not net losses but the results of shifting (always changing) wind patterns, wind patterns that are delivering the snowy precipitation more in some places while less in others

the man-made global warming alarmists are insisting that most all weather changes are due to “warming”, but they actuallu have the cart before the horse - IF there is “warming” going on, it is the RESULT of global weather pattern changes, not the other way around


15 posted on 04/15/2012 6:17:21 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: george76; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; randita

Al Gore: Warm weather actually causes more ice in Asia because of trade winds and magic elves


16 posted on 04/15/2012 6:19:48 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: george76

Please understand that global warming takes place in the more developed countries only.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: george76

You forgot to say “unexpectantly.”


18 posted on 04/15/2012 6:28:37 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: george76
The startling find has baffled scientists

The scientists they are talking about would be baffled by a bowl of cornflakes.

19 posted on 04/15/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: tet68
“And they were able to do this from satellite pictures?”

Isn't that roughly 3 inches? From a satellite?

20 posted on 04/15/2012 6:49:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: george76
Were these Scientists simply baffled or were they unexpectedly baffled? Late at night when you're sleepin’ that old ice comes a creepin’.
21 posted on 04/15/2012 6:51:12 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: 353FMG

You possess a deep understanding of Climate Science.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 6:56:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Unexpected


23 posted on 04/15/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Mike Darancette

“Global warming makes glaciers grow.”

...and articles proving this fact are being hastily written even as I type this.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: george76
climate change can cause extra precipitation, which then freezes and adds to ice mass.

There, they have an explanation.

25 posted on 04/15/2012 7:49:40 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: george76

Here in Helena we had non-accumulating snow most of today. It is currently 33 degrees with more snow forecast tonight. Would someone ask algore to pick the white courtesy telephone.


26 posted on 04/15/2012 7:52:07 PM PDT by jesseam
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27 posted on 04/15/2012 8:07:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

But, but, but the IPCC’s Dr Rajendra Pachauri said that all those Himalayan glaciers would be gone in a couple of decades.

Just six months ago from the Denver post:
“BOULDER — The U.S. government is deploying Colorado scientists to lead a $5.4 million effort to gauge the impact of shrinking Himalayan glaciers on water supplies across Asia.”
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19571609#ixzz1sAlh9qZE

Thank god those government scientists were able to reverse that shrinking.


28 posted on 04/15/2012 9:12:38 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15
Get your "global warming due to lack of siunspots" here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2854179/posts

Enjoy.

29 posted on 04/15/2012 9:18:16 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: ThunderSleeps
A glacier can only get bigger, smaller, or stay the same.

I would imagine that the amount of winter precipitation has more to do with glaciers growing than a 1-2 F change in temperature either way when the average temperature stays way below freezing anyway.

Not a good indicator either way, IMHO.

30 posted on 04/15/2012 9:26:05 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: george76

Well, OK, maybe it’s not global warming, but it IS climate change.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 6:43:32 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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