Skip to comments.Kilimanjaro glaciers just won’t die – ‘nowhere near extinction’
Posted on 04/07/2014 7:02:58 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
"Americas renowned climatologist, professor Lonnie Thompson in 2002 projected that the snow on the summit of Africas highest mountain would completely disappear between 2015 and 2020, thanks to global warming.
But 12 years down the lane now, local ecologists who have been monitoring the trend say the ice, in fact, remains steady and it is nowhere near extinction"
(Excerpt) Read more at wattsupwiththat.com ...
The unexpected persistence of these glaciers is just more evidence for Global Warming.
The most compelling evidence for global warming is the chart at the bottom of the article showing a total of 12 million dollars in NSF grants to Dr.Thompson for his theories.
renowned notorious climatologist Government Grant Sink , professor Lonnie Thompson and his similarly "employed" wife Ellen Mosley-Thompson" have been spending gov't money without making their government funded ice core data public for decades.
Clearly, warming has caused melting of the icecaps, allowing colder air to escape from the polar vortex, thus increasing the glaciers on Kilimanjaro. Pretty simple, really. /s
Those islands in the Pacific a few inches above sea level haven’t gone under yet either...
Didn’t Gore have a bunch of doomsday stuff for 2016? We’ll have to keep talking about this stuff until everyone knows the ‘earth is going to end’ nuts are wrong.
” - - - it takes up to 30 years to conclude on whether rainfalls are on increase or otherwise, - - - “
Hmmmmm - - - ?
30 years is the length of the North Atlantic Ocean Oscillation.
More importantly, 30 years is about the length of the feeding time at the taxpayer’s trough for a US Senator from either of “both” of our sorry political parties.
Looks like a great campaign issue for our “Public Servants,” as by the time they retire, no one will have proven them wrong!
I got the glowbull warming lecture about the disappearing ice fields from a ranger at Glacier Park a few years ago.
He was completely unfazed when I asked if just maybe the glaciers have been retreating since the Ice Age.
One of many great comments at the WUWT thread:
“In 2007, he received the National Medal of Science, the highest honor the United States bestows on an American scientist.
At the time, former vice president Al Gore said of Thompson: His tenacity through the years in countering disbelievers, coupled with the quality of his teams research from the very beginning, has shown us dramatically the effects we can expect in the near future.
His work is the most serious warning cry yet that it is time to change our ways, Gore said.
I’ve heard an alternate explanation for the reduction in the ice on Kilimanjaro has been increased agriculture upwind which has resulted in a drier climate at the mountain. Low humidity = less snow = smaller glaciers.
Are you sure it wasn’t the “Polar Vortex”?
NOBODY EXPECTS THE POLAR VORTEX!
We need a new term for political science, something similar to fiction.
The opposite of climate change deniers?
Global warming whores.
Policital Science Fiction.
Grant Whore Ping.
As to snow, we had a snowball fight with our kids about 3 miles from the equator in Kenya, near Timboroa Summit at an altitude of 9300 feet. There was about 4 inches of snow on the ground... and no film in the camera!
Extinct? Oh yeah I forgot Gaia lives.
Global warming must be real, the temperature here has gone up 50 degrees in the last 3 weeks.
Just for the fun I am going to derive a new word.
Don’t know what it means.
HONEY!!! GRAB ANOTHER BUCKET!!!!
Don’t know about when the levees break.
MAKE THAT TWO!!!!
Don’t know nothing about standing my ground.
but here it comes
Delusions don't deserve that kind of respect.
only if you have thin skin
Maybe I am ignorant. I always thought that glaciers were supposed to melt.
It is a basic characteristic of glaciers. They do not move if they do not melt. If they do not melt, then they are basically solid frozen masses that so not move. Glaciers move. They have to melt to move. When they melt, they become smaller.
The Park and Forest Services, not to mention the Fish & Wildlife people, have been well indoctrinated with the junk science that prevails these days. I've spent my life studying past and present geology. I'm astounded almost daily, even here, by how little the majority of people know about their planet's processes, history and the ground they stand on.
Crap models = Crap results.
A frozen glacier cut Yosemite...solid granite, a mile thick.
These glacial apocalyptic iceholes are slower than a herd of turtles and number than a box of rocks...
Thank God Obama has saved us!!!
He has also stopped the rising of the seas, doncha know?
He’s a geologist.
Add me to the Al Gore list
Well, it's like this. Global warming reacts with the ozone layer, and raises the ambient air temperature, causing the Aurora Borealis and the Astralis Borealis to kind of scrunch together until it becomes the Kilimanjaro Borealis. This causes the atmosphere to cool, around the equator, and therefore it snows on the mountain. Never mind the mountain is around 19,000 feet. But then, you see, with no more Northern or Southern lights, the sun's radiation will then wipe out all life on earth in short order, so eat, drink and be merry, because tomorrow, global warming will kill us all. Any questions? :-)
BTW, if I need it, /s
Great photo. How did you get to the 9300 foot level?
We were at the 9300 foot level in Kenya driving down A104, the main road from Mombasa on the coast, through Nairobi and on to Uganda.
The photo is, of course, of Kilimanjaro. Not my photo. I spent several weeks in Tanzania flying ornithologists working with the UN Desert Locust Control organization, looking for Quelea nesting sites. We covered about 1/4 of Tanzania, flying much of the time at 50' AGL in order to spot the bird's nests. I was based in Nairobi and flew into Tanzania via the Kilimanjaro airport each trip.
Here is another family's photo (internet search- our photo of the family at this sign is buried in a shoebox somewhere) of the sign where the highway crosses the Equator. This is about 5 miles SE of the spot where we had the snowball fight. BTW, when the first European explorers to see Kilimanjaro told of its snow covered summit, they were dismissed as suffering sunstroke. "Snow cannot exist that close to the Equator!" I would not be surprise if some think we suffered from sunstroke, talking about a snowball fight in Kenya!