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Surpise! Glaciers appearing in Scotland
WUWT ^ | 8/24/14 | Eric Worrall

Posted on 08/24/2014 5:34:47 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter

British Botanists conducting a Summer survey of Scotland’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, have been stunned to find evidence of recently formed multi-year ice fields, areas of compacted snow, some of which weigh hundreds of tons.

According to the BBC;

“Hazards common in arctic and alpine areas but described as “extremely unusual” in the UK during the summer have been found on Ben Nevis.

A team of climbers and scientists investigating the mountain’s North Face said snowfields remained in many gullies and upper scree slopes.

On these fields, they have come across compacted, dense, ice hard snow call neve.

Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers, the team said.”

The team has also encountered sheets of snow weighing hundreds of tonnes and tunnels and fissures known as bergschrunds.

This is how ice ages start – a buildup of snow which does not melt in the Summer, which leads to a positive feedback loop, as the growing ice sheet reflects more and more sunlight back into space.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: algorism; climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; manbearpig; scotland; scotlandyet; uk
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1 posted on 08/24/2014 5:34:47 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

It’s a slow motion train wreck carried out by PC idiots, but I repeat myself.


2 posted on 08/24/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Obviously global warming disguised as global cooling . . .


3 posted on 08/24/2014 5:38:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Nature is a Sneaky Pete!


4 posted on 08/24/2014 5:39:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Straight Vermonter
This is how ice ages start – a buildup of snow which does not melt in the Summer, which leads to a positive feedback loop, as the growing ice sheet reflects more and more sunlight back into space.

Ah-HA!!! Just as my geology professor said it would happen!

Well, except that he told us it would happen in the 1980s… and after that failed to materialize, he became a global warming alarmist for the rest of his career…

But otherwise he was SPOT ON, and British Botanists conducting a Summer survey of Scotland’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis prove it!

Mr. niteowl77

5 posted on 08/24/2014 5:45:13 AM PDT by niteowl77 (The five stages of Progressive persuasion: lecture, nudge, shove, arrest, liquidate.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Warm globally, cool locally! LOL!


6 posted on 08/24/2014 5:46:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Vigilanteman
That's why the language has to be managed by leftists, to sync up with the new reality. "Global Warming" becomes "Climate Change". It's all for control. Similar to what Orwell said in referring to "Newspeak":
"The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever."

7 posted on 08/24/2014 5:48:59 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Algore is deeply saddened by this unexpected turn of events, and will take a moment off from his lawsuit with Aljazeera to draft a strongly worded letter.


8 posted on 08/24/2014 5:49:39 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Ice ages are a well known intermediate effect of global warming. I’m sure the next IPCC report will clear this up.


9 posted on 08/24/2014 5:50:15 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: niteowl77
Do you remember that back in the "Earth is going to chill and we're all going to die" era that there was serious talk of spreading coal dust or other industrial byproducts on the advancing glaciers to reverse the process? Much like today, the global warming types all want us to have white or, at least, light colored roofs.

FWIW, last time I needed to replace a roof, we chose a dark, dark red just to thumb our noses at these idiots.

10 posted on 08/24/2014 5:52:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Straight Vermonter

11 posted on 08/24/2014 5:53:48 AM PDT by Brother Cracker ( Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Damn global warming


12 posted on 08/24/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Vigilanteman

That’ll happen. Global Warming is a wild card and can lead to any type of Climate Change. Of course, Climate Change always leads to government funding. That’s a given.


13 posted on 08/24/2014 5:59:28 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Raycpa

It’s always something...


14 posted on 08/24/2014 6:07:08 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Vigilanteman

15 posted on 08/24/2014 6:08:14 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: 1010RD

Gaia help us! We must soon surrender our freedom and prosperity to global overlord hyper-nannies and obediently accept our meager subsistence rations... and stop global warming... or we all gonna freeze to death!!!


16 posted on 08/24/2014 6:09:48 AM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: Straight Vermonter

This is great! The assclown gore is getting millions from the idiots that fall for his crap. the governments of the world that believe in this are worse than the dictators of old.


17 posted on 08/24/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT by Busko (One thing is certain, nothing is certain.)
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To: niteowl77

The last 2 summers have seen some snow at lower levels here in CO not melt. Some of the hiking paths we go on have snow stay over the paths all summer.


18 posted on 08/24/2014 6:13:20 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Straight Vermonter

19 posted on 08/24/2014 6:24:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that legit?


20 posted on 08/24/2014 6:30:58 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Buffalo Head

1977, yes. You don’t remember it?


21 posted on 08/24/2014 6:35:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Buffalo Head

Is that legit?

Yes it is.

I saved ALL my copies of Time magazine from the mid 60’s to the early 80’s.

When Time became the left wing rag that it still is, I stopped buying.


22 posted on 08/24/2014 6:37:13 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: FiddlePig

Ah, Verdelujah! Another convert to the Cult of Gaia. My work here is done this day. ;-]


23 posted on 08/24/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That particular issue was chock-full of stupid:

"Beyond Detente: Why We Can't Beat the Soviets"

24 posted on 08/24/2014 6:48:57 AM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: Straight Vermonter

This just in, finding pulled from British botanists. ...


25 posted on 08/24/2014 6:49:25 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Flag_This

Remember who was president in 1977.


26 posted on 08/24/2014 6:49:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Don’t worry, Global warming will take care of all of that, Scammer Gore said so./S


27 posted on 08/24/2014 6:49:38 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

That would have been even better had my “smartphone” not changed funding to finding for me.


28 posted on 08/24/2014 6:50:53 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Buffalo Head
"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow,and our planet began to heal.

Welcome King Barack "Canute" Obama the Great.....

...Obama issues an Executive Order to the Sun...

....to increase it's magnetic field....

and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with no electricity and GE modified seeds.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp also


29 posted on 08/24/2014 6:53:24 AM PDT by spokeshave (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people,)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Well whatever, just raise taxes and shut up.


30 posted on 08/24/2014 6:59:12 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Remember who was president in 1977."

Okay. Fair point.

31 posted on 08/24/2014 7:02:50 AM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: Buffalo Head
This One Is A Fake This One Is Real
See: http://tinyurl.com/Fake-Time-Mag-Cover See: http://tinyurl.com/Time-Mag-Dec-24-1979


32 posted on 08/24/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: Iron Munro

I remember the global cooling talk from the 70’s. Speaking as someone from south Texas, I loved the idea. I’ll be just as thrilled if it happens now.


33 posted on 08/24/2014 7:42:19 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Paisan; Straight Vermonter; 2ndDivisionVet; Buffalo Head; Flag_This; Ditter
Is that legit?
Yes it is.
I saved ALL my copies of Time magazine from the mid 60’s to the early 80’s.

It is a fake.

Here is the original it was Photoshopped from:

http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2007/1101070409_400.jpg

34 posted on 08/24/2014 7:48:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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35 posted on 08/24/2014 7:54:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Scotch and a good supply of ice. Proof God loves us.


36 posted on 08/24/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Straight Vermonter; a fool in paradise

widdle baby glaciers.... oh so cute!


37 posted on 08/24/2014 8:02:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Attention, Time Magazine, please make this as a cover story. (And you can reuse the 70s cover about Global Cooling - the Coming Ice Age).


38 posted on 08/24/2014 10:17:25 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Iron Munro

Not according to Iron Munro. Care to revise your answer and offer an explanation?


39 posted on 08/24/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Straight Vermonter

There’s nothing particularly remarkable about this one way or the other. Large snow patches survive most summers in the northern corries of the Cairngorms and the Ben. Over the years I’ve come across a number with neve-like characteristics: but it’s still a big step from neve to glacier. There’s evidence that a small remnant glacier may have survived as late as the 18th century in the great corrie of Braeriach.


40 posted on 08/24/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: Buffalo Head

Sorry I didn’t cc #35 to you. I meant to.


42 posted on 08/24/2014 1:51:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Back in '99, I was visiting professor in Istanbul. In July, during a school holiday, I hired a driver and guide and took a tour of the part of Turkey near the Black Sea. At one point our travel over a mountain range was blocked by snow on the road so deep the van couldn't get through. I don't know if it all melted later, but it did surprise me to see that much snow that late in the season.
43 posted on 08/24/2014 2:34:40 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Available from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

The Presidential range in NH gets snow squalls all summer if conditions are right.


44 posted on 08/24/2014 2:50:51 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

IT’S WORKING!!! It’s working!!!
All of Algore’s hard work is paying off!!!
It’s a miracle!!!


45 posted on 08/24/2014 3:23:32 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Iron Munro

Upper right corner. I musta missed the Soprano’s early episodes. :>} Wasn’t that back when we only had nbc,abc,cbs and pbs?


46 posted on 08/30/2014 9:40:05 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks Straight Vermonter.


47 posted on 09/06/2014 9:44:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Paisan

Like you I lasted with a yearly subscription until 1983 when I couldn’t take the BS any more. Wrote’em a letter canceling and never looked back.


48 posted on 09/06/2014 9:58:44 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

The neve of some people!


49 posted on 09/07/2014 6:48:23 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Books, theories and articles about Jack are among the most prolific subjects in our media.

DNA is usually irrefutable evidence IMO but I’ll miss reading new book or watching a new movie about him


50 posted on 09/07/2014 10:57:22 AM PDT by wildbill (If you check behind the shower curtain for a murderer, and find one... what's your plan?)
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