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  • Hidden Volcanoes Melt Antarctic Glaciers from Below (I know, I know. Old news)

    06/09/2014 1:46:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/9/14 | Stephanie Pappas, Live Science
    Antarctica is a land of ice. But dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and you'll find fire as well, in the form of subglacial volcanoes. Now, a new study finds that these subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal "hotspots" are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica's Pine Island Bay. Areas of the glacier that sit near geologic features thought to be volcanic are melting faster than regions farther away from hotspots, said Dustin Schroeder, the study's lead author and a geophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin. This melting...
  • They're Not Melting: 87% of Himalayan Glaciers Are ‘Stable’

    05/13/2014 11:55:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 13, 2014 - 12:27 PM
    Nearly 87 percent of Himalayan glaciers are currently “stable,” neither melting nor advancing, according to a new study that cast further doubt on claims that melting glacial ice will help cause a dramatic rise in sea levels this century. Often referred to as the “Third Pole,” the Himalayans contain “one of the largest concentrations of glaciers outside the polar regions,” according to the study by a group of Indian researchers that was published in the April 2014 edition of “Current Science.” …
  • Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say

    05/13/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | by Scott Gold
    A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday. Researchers had previously estimated that the cluster in the Amundsen Sea region of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet would last for thousands of years despite global climate change. But the new studies found that the loss is underway now as warming ocean water melts away the base of the ice shelf, and is occurring far more rapidly than scientists expected.
  • Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories (article)

    02/19/2014 8:52:15 AM PST · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-19-2014 | Jake Hebert
    Speedy Glaciers Trample Multiple Ice-Age Theories by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * From satellite images, researchers have concluded that the Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier in Greenland has set a new speed record for glacial flow.1 The ice stream’s calculated average speed for summer 2012 was 46 meters per day—more than 6 feet per hour. While that may not sound very fast, it is the fastest recorded speed for any Antarctica or Greenland ice stream. This news should interest Christians because rapid glacial flow helps to answer secular claims that certain geological features prove that many “Pleistocene” ice ages occurred over millions of...
  • Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges

    09/22/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 59 replies
    WebProNews ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | By Erika Watts
    News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old. Stumps and logs coming from the thawing glacier were first noticed 50 years ago, but the forest has begun to emerge only recently. Scientists from University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau noticed more trees popping up while studying the thawing Mendenhall Glacier. Many of the trees on the Alaska glacier, which is a 36.8-square-mile river of ice flowing into a lake near Juneau, are reportedly...
  • Climate Change

    01/23/2013 8:31:41 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 21 replies
    http://sunspotshurricanesandglaciers.com/ ^ | January 2013 | Paul Pierett
    Having tired of writing in blogs and having lost the support of a blog that carried my work, I now have my own web page. I opened my own web site on climate change. I wrote it for the average person. sunspotshurricanesandglaciers.com It is not a blog. It is information in nature. If you wish to comment, my email is on my work or you can use the message traffic here. I open my free republic about once a week to see what is happening. I open my web site about the same to proof-read each page. I always find...
  • World's Glaciers Have New Size Estimate (new method used to calculate ice thickness)

    10/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet - LiveScience.com
    The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold the bulk of Earth's frozen water. Through a combination of direct satellite observations and modeling, they determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers is nearly 41,000 cubic miles (170,000 cubic kilometers), plus or minus 5,000 cubic miles (21,000 cubic km). If all the glaciers were to melt, global sea...
  • African Ice Core Analysis Reveals Catastrophic Droughts, Shrinking Ice Fields, Civilization Shifts

    10/18/2002 7:41:36 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 420+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-18-2002 | OSU
    African Ice Core Analysis Reveals Catastrophic Droughts, Shrinking Ice Fields, Civilization Shifts COLUMBUS, Ohio – A detailed analysis of six cores retrieved from the rapidly shrinking ice fields atop Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro shows that those tropical glaciers began to form about 11,700 years ago. The cores also yielded remarkable evidence of three catastrophic droughts that plagued the tropics 8,300, 5,200 and 4,000 years ago. Lastly, the analysis also supports Ohio State University researchers' prediction that these unique bodies of ice will disappear in the next two decades, the victims of global warming. These findings were published today in the journal...
  • Data sheds light on speed of Greenland's glaciers

    05/04/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/4/12 | BBC
    Greenland's glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought, researchers have estimated. As a result, the ice rivers may be contributing "significantly less" to sea-level rise than had been thought. Previous studies had estimated that the nation's glaciers would double their flow by 2010 and continue to maintain that speed, they explained. But the team, writing in Science, said the glaciers could eventually flow faster than earlier studies estimated. The team of US researchers based their findings on data stretching back to 2000-2001, collected from more than 200 outlet glaciers. "So far, on average, we are seeing about...
  • A stunning photo captures growing Antarctic ice rift

    02/01/2012 8:44:41 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 39 replies
    MSMBC.COM ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | OurAmazingPlanet staff
    A massive crack in a huge sheet of Antarctic ice discovered in mid-October last year is steadily growing, as seen in recently released satellite images... The recent discovery that the glacier has markedly sped up over the last decade has provoked a flurry of research interest in Pine Island Glacier and its ice shelf, whose sudden changes are almost undoubtedly caused by climate change and warming oceans in the region.
  • Playing global warming games with glaciers

    01/19/2012 12:33:15 PM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Over at Real Science they have pulled back the curtain on another of the global warmists’ deceptive tactics. We will republish here what they have to say, which is so revealing of the way the warmists work:
  • Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice

    09/19/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 19, 2011 | Richard Black
    Leading UK polar scientists say the Times Atlas of the World was wrong to assert that it has had to re-draw its map of Greenland due to climate change. Publicity for the latest edition of the atlas, launched last week, said warming had turned 15% of Greenland's former ice-covered land "green and ice-free". But scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute say the figures are wrong; the ice has not shrunk so much. The Atlas costs £150 ($237) and claims to be the world's "most authoritative". The 13th edition of the "comprehensive" version of the atlas included a number of...
  • Gore's Unending Blizzard Of Lies

    02/03/2011 3:56:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 3, 2011 | Staff
    Hoaxes: As the nation digs itself out, the grand wizard of global warming comes out of hiding and blames it all on that SUV stuck in your driveway. A blizzard is a terrible thing to waste. What has been dubbed the Groundhog Day Blizzard has caused Al Gore to poke his head out of his massive carbon-generating mansion in Nashville, Tenn., to blame the 2,000-mile storm on our alleged obsession with fossil fuels. Sorry, Al, but in Chicago the solar panels were buried under upward of two feet of snow as citizens cranked up those polluting snow blowers, a scene...
  • Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds

    01/27/2011 2:19:58 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Jan 2011 | Dean Nelson, New Dehli and Richard Alleyne
    Excerpt only website: Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century. Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking. The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world's highest mountain range to lose its ice cover. It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that...
  • Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds

    01/27/2011 12:51:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Daily Telegraph UK ^ | January 27, 2011 | Dean Nelson, New Delhi and Richard Alleyne
    Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century. Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking. The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world's highest mountain range to lose its ice cover. It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would...
  • Warming to devastate glaciers, Antarctic icesheet - studies

    01/10/2011 3:34:31 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 9, 2011 | AFP via Yahoo! News
    PARIS (AFP) – Global warming may wipe out three-quarters of Europe's alpine glaciers by 2100 and hike sea levels by four metres (13 feet) by the year 3000 through melting the West Antarctic icesheet, two studies published on Sunday said. The research places the spotlight on two of the least understood aspects of climate change: how, when and where warming will affect glaciers on which many millions depend for their water, and the problems faced by generations in the far distant future. The glacier study predicts that mountain glaciers and icecaps will shrink by 15-27 percent in volume terms on...
  • Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss ( From DrudgeReport)

    09/08/2010 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wednesday, September 8 | AFP
    Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss PARIS (AFP) - – Estimates of the rate of ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica, one of the most worrying questions in the global warming debate, should be halved, according to Dutch and US scientists.In the last two years, several teams have estimated Greenland is shedding roughly 230 gigatonnes of ice, or 230 billion tonnes, per year and West Antarctica around 132 gigatonnes annually.Together, that would account for more than half of the annual three-millimetre (0.2 inch) yearly rise in sea levels, a pace that compares dramatically with 1.8mm (0.07 inches)...
  • Photos 'show Himalayan glaciers receding'

    07/16/2010 2:11:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/10 | Sebastian Smith
    NEW YORK (AFP) – When British climbing legend George Mallory took his iconic 1921 photo of Mount Everest's north face, the mighty, river-shaped glacier snaking under his feet seemed eternal. Decades of pollution and global warming later, modern mountaineer David Breashears has reshot the picture at the same spot -- and proved an alarming reality. Instead of the powerful, white, S-shaped sweep of ice witnessed by Mallory before he died on his conquest of Everest, the Main Rongbuk Glacier today is shrunken and withered. The frozen waves of ice pinnacles -- many .. the size of office buildings -- are...
  • Peru inventor 'whitewashes' peaks to slow glacier melt

    06/28/2010 2:02:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Bayly Turner
    LICAPA, Peru (AFP) – In a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes, men in paint-daubed boilersuits diligently coat a mountain summit with whitewash in an experimental bid to recuperate the country's melting glaciers. It's a bizarre sight at 4,756 metres (15,600 feet) above sea level. The man behind the idea is not a glaciologist but an inventor, Eduardo Gold. His non-governmental organisation Glaciares de Peru was one of 26 winners of the World Bank's "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition in November 2009. Gold has already begun work while he waits for the 200,000-dollar prize money to fund his...
  • IPCC's River Of Lies

    04/27/2010 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 756+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 27, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: Another shoe has dropped from the IPCC centipede as scientists in Bangladesh say their country will not disappear below the waves. As usual, the U.N.'s climate charlatans forgot one tiny detail. It keeps getting worse for the much-discredited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which seems to have built its collapsing house of climate cards on sand or, more specifically, river sediment. After fraudulent claims about Himalayan glaciers, African crop harvests and Amazon rain forests, plus a 2007 assessment report based on anecdotal evidence, student term papers and nonpeer-reviewed magazine articles, the panel's doomsday forecast for Bangladesh has been...
  • Ash Backward (Global Warming Causes Volcanic Eruptions?)

    04/19/2010 5:58:49 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 46 replies · 1,050+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 19, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: An Icelandic scientist says climate change spurs volcanic eruptions such as the one disrupting air traffic in Europe. Rather, the evidence suggests volcanoes cause global cooling and Arctic ice to melt. The stunning eruption of a volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier has disrupted air traffic over the continent of Europe as vast plumes of steam and ash were spewed into the atmosphere. Once again, we witness the power of nature over man even as man blames himself for nature's acts. Almost every malady on earth has been blamed on global warming, so it wasn't all that surprising when Freysteinn...
  • 2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park

    04/07/2010 4:44:21 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 73 replies · 1,351+ views
    Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government researcher said Wednesday. Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre said, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He warned many of the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade. "It's continual," Fagre said. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already smaller than what...
  • Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - Water remains at dead level in Chashma Barrage

    03/18/2010 5:55:21 AM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 3 replies · 158+ views
    Daily Times ^ | March 18, 2010 | Daily Times Staff
    Water remains at dead level in Chashma Barrage  ISLAMABAD: After Mangla and Tarbela dams, water in Chashma Barrage also dropped to the dead level on Wednesday. According to Indus River System Authority (IRSA) sources, inflow of water in Chashma Barrage was 28,268 cusecs while outflow 35,680cusecs. At Marala headworks, inflow of water was recorded at 10,212 cusecs while outflow remained at 2,112 cusecs. The continuing decrease in water levels would negatively affect the hydel power generation capacity, agricultural produces and the upcoming Kharif agricultural season. Metrological Department sources told Daily Times that the water levels in reservoirs, particularly Tarbela Dam,...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Feb. 28 - March 6, 2010: Wheresit and Whysit?

    03/02/2010 10:22:41 PM PST · by cogitator · 11 replies · 679+ views
    OK, getting back into the swing of things, here's a picture of a peak with geographical significance. So where is it, and why is it significant? (Click for full size)
  • A Blizzard Of Lies From Al Gore

    03/01/2010 5:18:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,284+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you. If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." Perhaps he's trying to protect...
  • Spying On Icebergs?

    01/07/2010 5:16:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,205+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: We can't stop terrorists from boarding planes with explosive undies, but the CIA has assets sufficient to monitor Arctic ice and look for signs of global warming? Is al-Qaida recruiting polar bears? One wouldn't think that the increasing polar bear population and the increasing rate of recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees released into the wild were related, but they are. At the urging of Al Gore, the administration is signing on to a plan to task vital intelligence assets to protect not the people of the United States, but the environment. The program, shot down by President Bush,...
  • Investigate Climate Crimes

    02/24/2010 4:39:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,246+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: A senator wants an investigation of the false climate testimony before Congress and wants Al Gore to reappear. The illegalities may involve more than just lying to Congress. At a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, ranking Republican James Inhofe told EPA head Lisa Jackson that man-induced climate change was a "hoax" concocted by ideologically motivated researchers who "cooked the science." More than that, Inhofe, in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast...
  • Al Gore's Nine Lies

    02/23/2010 4:34:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,353+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 23, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A lot has happened since Newsweek's Nov. 9 cover story -- mostrecently the retraction of Al Gore's rising-seas scenario. Climate Fraud: The godfather of climate hysteria is in hiding as another of his wild claims unravels — this one about global warming causing seas to swallow us up. We've not seen or heard much of the former vice president, Oscar winner and Nobel Prize recipient recently as the case for disastrous man-made climate change collapses. Perhaps he's off reading how scientists were forced to withdraw a study on a projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding two...
  • United Nations' Climate Chief Must Go

    01/27/2010 5:50:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 646+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: If we're serious about restoring science to its rightful place, the head of the U.N.'s panel on climate change should step down. Evidence shows he quarterbacked a deliberate and premeditated fraud. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been forced to back off its now-discredited claim that the Himalayan glaciers would soon disappear. But it's not true, the panel's vice chairman, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, told the BBC, that it was simply a "human mistake." The panel's chairman, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, who was forced to admit the claim had no basis in observable scientific fact, said its...
  • UN Climate Chief Won't Resign Over Glacier Warning (More of the same)

    01/23/2010 11:24:47 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies · 343+ views
    Sphere.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | Theunis Bates
    On Saturday, IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri dismissed calls for his resignation over the error and said no action would be taken against the report's authors, The Associated Press reported. He expressed regret that the doomsday prediction was included in the report but said the mistakes should not obscure the fact that glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.
  • (NASA Creates) A U.S. Climategate?

    01/22/2010 7:01:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,301+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: Climate researchers and the Weather Channel's founder accuse NASA of the same data manipulation as Britain's Climate Research Unit. Were weather stations cherry-picked to hide the temperature drop? We recently commented on how our space agency for two years refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has had to repeatedly correct its climate figures. In a report on global warming on KUSI television by Weather Channel founder and iconic TV weatherman John Coleman, that reticence has been traced to the deliberate manipulation and distortion of climate data by NASA. As Coleman noted in a KUSI press release, NASA's...
  • Himalayan glaciers gone by 2035? IPCC mistaken.

    01/21/2010 2:14:53 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 01/21/10 | Ben Arnoldy
    First, the good news: Himalayan glaciers are not likely to disappear by 2035, as originally claimed by a widely-publicized United Nations report. The bad news? Scientists did not challenge the spurious date for years and some now warn that, in fact, our understanding about Himalayan glaciers rests on thin data. Over the past week, it emerged that the doomsday date found its way into a 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) not from a peer-reviewed study but from an interview published in the New Scientist 10 years ago. That article attributed the prediction to Syed Iqbal...
  • The IPCC's Abominable Snowmen

    01/20/2010 5:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 663+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting fast and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science, U.N. climate experts admitted Wednesday Global Warming: The scientists who said that Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035 have admitted the claim has as much credibility as sightings of the mythical Yeti. It's their fraudulent claims that are melting away. We hesitate to call it Glacier-gate, but the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N. body tasked with scaring us to death about global warming, has admitted that the claim in its 2007 report about the Himalayan...
  • (Obama's) Stimulating (Climate) Fraud

    01/19/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 583+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 01/18/2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: With double-digit unemployment in a jobless recovery, half-a-million stimulus dollars have saved a ClimateGate scientist whose work could lead to economic disaster. To save this job, we'd lose millions of others. As we've gone from jobs saved or created to jobs funded in ZIP codes and congressional districts that don't exist except in galaxies far, far away, many interesting nuggets have been mined from the government's recovery.gov, which tracks the administration's lack of progress. It's one thing to fail to create real jobs. It is quite another to fund the jobs of people who would put millions of Americans...
  • World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

    01/16/2010 3:29:28 PM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 17 replies · 1,409+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 17, 2010 | Jonathan Leake and Chris Hastings
    A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.
  • World Misled Over Himalayan Glacier Meltdown [Official Retraction Expected: Major Blow To Al Gore!]

    01/17/2010 9:30:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 1,998+ views
    London Times ^ | January 17th 2010
    January 17, 2010 World Misled Over Himalayan Glacier Meltdown A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it. Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035. In the past few days the scientists...
  • The stupefying pace of glacier melt in the 1940s (Swiss glaciers melted at faster pace than present)

    01/04/2010 4:56:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 676+ views
    ethlife.ethz.ch ^ | Dec.14, 2009
    The most recent studies by researchers at ETH Zurich show that in the 1940s Swiss glaciers were melting at an even-faster pace than at present. This is despite the fact that the temperatures in the 20th century were lower than in this century. Researchers see the main reason for this as the lower level of aerosol pollution in the atmosphere. In Switzerland, the increase in snow in wintertime and the glacier melt in summertime have been measured at measurement points at around 3,000 metres above sea level – on the Clariden Firn, the Great Aletsch glacier and the Silvretta glacier...
  • Melting Himalayan Glaciers Another Fraud by AGW Proponents

    01/18/2010 12:41:54 PM PST · by ezfindit · 19 replies · 901+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 1/17/2010 | Jonathan Leake
    A warning that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it. Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world’s glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035. In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based...
  • UN report on glaciers melting is based on 'speculation'

    01/17/2010 8:51:14 AM PST · by Labour-Watch · 4 replies · 378+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
    An official prediction by the United Nations that the Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035 may be withdrawn after it was found to be based on speculation rather than scientific evidence. Two years ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made the claim which it said was based on detailed research into the impact of global warming. But the IPCC have since admitted it was based on a report written in a science journal and even the scientist who was the subject of the original story admits it was not based on fact. The article, in the New Scientist,...
  • Himalayan glaciers melting deadline 'a mistake' [Disappearance Himalayan Glaciers: A Great Hoax]

    12/06/2009 9:43:34 PM PST · by bongosantan · 15 replies · 1,396+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 5 2009 | Pallava Bagla
    The UN panel on climate change warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt to a fifth of current levels by 2035 is wildly inaccurate, an academic says. J Graham Cogley, a professor at Ontario Trent University, says he believes the UN authors got the date from an earlier report wrong by more than 300 years. He is astonished they "misread 2350 as 2035". The authors deny the claims.
  • Glaciers Growing in France, Switzerland, and Washington: Will Media Care? (June 2007)

    12/06/2009 2:13:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,056+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Shepperd
    One of the pet peeves of anthropogenic global warming skeptics is how the media and climate change alarmists like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore only address events supporting that which they conflate and abuse data to prove. A perfect example is the discussion concerning receding glaciers, as these folks will either ignore when such recession began, .. Maybe even worse, the media alarmists will always ignore information that might throw a monkey wrench into the position they’re trying to advance. With that in mind, it seems a metaphysical certitude American press outlets will ignore reports of glacial expansion around the globe, most...
  • Himalayan glaciers' 'mixed picture'

    12/01/2009 11:39:31 AM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 531+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Navin Singh Khadka
    > Some recent findings seem to contradict claims that the glaciers are retreating rapidly. Some glaciers are even said to be advancing. > In the western Himalayas, some scientists have also reported findings that conflict with the long-held view that glaciers are retreating. The Indian government has issued a discussion paper based on these findings. It says: "Himalayan glaciers, although shrinking in volume and constantly showing a retreating front, have not in any way exhibited... an abnormal annual retreat, of the order that some glaciers in Alaska and Greenland are reported to have done. "It is premature to make a...
  • 'Toxic legacy' seeps from melting Alpine glaciers

    10/14/2009 8:56:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 687+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – Swiss researchers have found that Alpine glaciers melting under the impact of climate change are releasing highly toxic pollutants that had been absorbed by the ice for decades. They warned in a study abstract published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology that it could have a "dire environmental impact" on "pristine mountain areas" as global warming accelerates. Much of the pollution was dumped on Europe's biggest mountain range by atmospheric currents from further afield, according to the researchers at three Swiss scientific institutes. Their study of layers of sediment from an Alpine lake formed by a...
  • Glaciers in Western Greenland Flowing into a Dry Valley

    09/16/2009 9:32:44 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 20 replies · 973+ views
    Geology.com ^ | September 2009 | U/A
    September, 2009 satellite images released by NASA's Earth Observatory. This satellite image shows several small glaciers spilling into a mostly dry valley in western Greenland. The image was captured on August 29, 2009. The Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite acquired this natural-color image. This image shows most of the valley and the image below is a close-up of two glacier snouts. Image credit NASA / Earth Observatory. Image Information: Multiple glaciers frequently flow into straight valleys in Greenland. The valleys result from earlier glaciations that carved the bedrock. The smaller glaciers that flow into the valley may...
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Mystery Glaciers Growing as Most Others Retreat

    06/25/2009 10:58:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 5,899+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | June 22, 2009 | John Roach
    Two South American glaciers are displaying strange behavior for the times: They're growing. Most of the 50 massive glaciers draped over the spine of the Patagonian Andes are shrinking in response to a global warming, said Andrés Rivera, a glaciologist at the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, Chile. But the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina and Pio XI glacier in Chile are taking on ice, instead of shedding it. "What is happening … is not well understood," Rivera said. Theories center on the geography and topography of the glaciers; the depth and temperature of the waters where the glaciers...
  • Some Himalayan Glaciers Growing

    05/06/2009 5:23:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 757+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 5/5/09 | Michael Reilly
    May 5, 2009 -- Perched on the soaring Karakoram mountains in the Western Himalayas, a group of some 230 glaciers are bucking the global warming trend. They're growing. Throughout much of the Tibetan Plateau, high-altitude glaciers are dwindling in the face of rising temperatures. The situation is potentially dire for the hundreds of millions of people living in China, India and throughout southeast Asia who depend on the glaciers for their water supply. But in the rugged western corner of the plateau, the story is different, according to a new study. Among legendary peaks of Mt. Everest like K2 and...
  • Laser mapping may help solve the mystery of the Mima Mounds

    04/06/2009 10:06:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 1,022+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 03 Apr 2009 | Sandi Doughton
    Mima Mounds: Scientists say new laser maps suggest glaciers as the architects of the mysterious humps, but one gopher proponent holds firm. From goofy to erudite, more than three dozen theories have attempted to explain the origins of grassy mounds that dot the prairies of Southwest Washington. The latest twist won't settle the debate, but it casts the mysterious hummocks in a different light. Laser light, that is. Scientists used airborne laser surveys to create topographic maps that reveal new details about the so-called Mima Mounds scattered across lowlands south of Olympia and Tacoma. The technique fires 23,000 pulses a...
  • Study: Antarctic glaciers slipping swiftly seaward (WE NeeD a CARBON TAX NOW or We'Re Doomed!!!!)

    02/25/2009 9:33:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,094+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/09 | Eliane Engeler -ap
    GENEVA – Antarctic glaciers are melting faster across a much wider area than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday — a development that could lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels. A report by thousands of scientists for the 2007-2008 International Polar Year concluded that the western part of the continent is warming up, not just the Antarctic Peninsula. Previously most of the warming was thought to occur on the narrow stretch pointing toward South America, said Colin Summerhayes, executive director of the Britain-based Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and a member of International Polar Year's steering committee. But satellite...