I would like to ask greenies what was the climate change that froze over a forest 1000 years ago?
So it was warmer 1000 to 2300 years ago?
we're all gonna die...
Explain to me how I am going to use this information to stop the democrat controlled legislature in California from enacting a Carbon Tax?
So the trees were swallowed by one of the “little” ice ages.
Of course, that means we have to kill billions and impoverish the rest to keep the Earth from warming again.....
You mean maybe there was a medieval warm period?
If this glacier has been flowing as a river of ice for at least 1000 years then how the h are the trees still standing? Sounds to me like avalanche melt out.
Ask a global warming fanatic which is better to have: trees or glaciers. Then stand back and see how much sense they make.
This can’t be right, glaciers have existed since the dawn of time. Glaciers only started melting after the invention of the SUV.
Someone please explain to "Moby".
Soooo.. the ice age happened to that forest at some time... The forest was living a happy life until an ice age came upon it! gees.
I cant wait to see more photographs of the New Growth!!
Trees take in carbon ....dioxide...and release...oxygen as I remember.
Swiss Glaciers Expose Earlier Warm Periods
Receding glaciers in the Swiss Alps are exposing evidence of earlier warm Holocene periods. Researchers are discovering that green forests once existed under the ice and that the Alps were mostly greener than today. New findings obtained by a Swiss glaciologist cast more doubt on todays global warming hypotheses.
The following is a summary essay of the report that appeared in the Swiss news journal Die Weltwoche by Alex Reichmuth
Christian Schlüchter, Professor of Geology, and his team of researchers are studying remnants of ancient trees and peat that have been exposed by melting glaciers high in the Swiss Alps. At first sight, these pieces of wood may not look spectacular, but they are up to 10,000 years old and have a story to tell.
These tree remnants include complete tree trunks that were scraped and twisted by the massive ice sheets that once covered them. Over time these chunks of wood were transported by the glaciers partway down the Alps, and it was not exactly sure from what elevation they originated. But the wood chunks and peat prove one thing: Today, where one now only finds bare rock and gravel, and even where there is still ice, trees once grew there thousands of years ago.
We lived about two miles from the Mendenhall Glacier for over 20 years. In fact, our back yard gully/bank was part of the 1763 terminal moraine which meanders across the Mendenhall Valley. The huge boulders left behind can be of impressive size.
Right about the time of the Medieval Warm Period. The one the climate activists claim was just a local European phenomenon.
What the article DOES NOT SAY is that Glaciers are either stable, in retreat or advancing. Stable means they aren't "moving" or thawing. "Retreat" means the glacier is pulling back and shrinking. "Advancing" means the glacier is growing and moving forward.
I do not recall the rate that we were told the Mendenhall Glacier was retreating however it didn't sound like a substantial amount compared to the other glaciers we saw in Glacier National Park or College Fjord.
What it *should* mean, is that Alaska was WARMER during another period prior to the glacier ADVANCING (and now retreating.)
Any Alaska Freepers on here that might have more info or correct what I put above please weigh in......
Photograph of the exposed roots and lower trunk of a tree that has recently eroded out of its entraining glacial sediment, Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. The top of the tree was sheared off by an advance of Muir Glacier ~ 8,000 years ago.
The study of tree rings and subfossil wood to provide information about the glacial and climatic history of an area.
Photograph of several exposed tree trunks, recently eroded out of glacial-lacustrine sediment, south of the eastern margin of Bering Glacier, Alaska. The slab of wood that was cut from the tree in the foreground will have its rings analyzed and will have samples of individual rings radiocarbon dated. The tree was sheared off by an advance of Being Glacier ~ 1,500 years ago. Photograph by Austin Post. Bering Glacier flows through Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park
Definite proof warming and climate change is a natural cycle.