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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


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.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; haha; unexpected
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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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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.”

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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Get your "global warming due to lack of siunspots" here:


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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