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  • GLACIER NATIONAL PARK’S “GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD” ON FOR ITS LATEST OPENING ON RECORD DUE EXCEPTIONAL SNOW AND PERSISTENT COLD

    07/10/2020 11:28:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Electroverse ^ | JULY 9, 2020 | CAP ALLON
    Snow clearing crews are still battling through Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road even as the calendar reads the second week of July. As of today, July 9, Montana’s infamous mountain pass remains closed. Two factors are responsible: 1) last winter’s above-average snowfall, and 2) persistent cold and terrible wintry conditions throughout the spring/summer of 2020. ... this year will likely break the current record for the road’s latest opening, which stands as July 13 in 2011. ... Serving as evidence of how the so-called climate experts can get it spectacularly wrong, let’s recall the predictions made by Montana’s National Park...
  • The Real Climate Science Deniers

    05/16/2020 8:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2020 | Paul Driessen
    Fifty years ago, I helped organize Earth Day #1 programs on my college campus, calling attention to serious pollution problems that afflicted much of the USA. Over the ensuing decades, laws, regulations, and changed attitudes, practices and technologies reduced most of that pollution, often dramatically. I didn’t buy into the 1970 end-is-nigh, doom-and-gloom, billions-will-die hysteria that Ron Stein and Ron Bailey summarize, including the manmade global cooling crisis. I don’t buy it today, either – certainly not this year’s Earth Day focus on the alleged manmade global warming crisis, also blamed on emissions of carbon dioxide, the same gas that...
  • Coronavirus puts Arctic climate change research on ice

    04/12/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.12.2020 | Alex Matthews
    Every year, 150 climate scientists fly far into the wilderness and bore deep into Greenland’s largest glacier. Their work is complicated and important. The EastGRIP project is trying to understand how ice streams underneath the glacier are pushing vast amounts of ice into the ocean, and how this contributes to rising sea levels. But this year the drills will be silent. The ice streams will go unmeasured. The reason is the coronavirus. The fallout from measures to contain the outbreak have made the research impossible. Greenland is closed to foreigners. Its government is worried any outbreak could be particularly dangerous...
  • CNN Says Nat’l Park Signs Warning Glaciers Gone by 2020 to Be Removed, Still Touts Man-Made Warming

    01/09/2020 9:56:35 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/9/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    It must be really hard to have to report a story that flies in the face of CNN’s hype over climate change. CNN published a Jan. 7 story headlined “Glacier National Park is replacing signs that predicted its glaciers would be gone by 2020,” and admitted that “[i]n 2017, the park was told by the agency [U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)] that the complete melting off of the glaciers was no longer expected to take place so quickly due to changes in the forecast model.” The signs were put up over a decade ago, according to CNN.
  • LMAO! Glacier National Park Forced To Change Signs That Said Glaciers Would Be Gone By 2020

    01/09/2020 8:38:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    rightwingtribune.com ^ | 01/09/2020 | Staff
    Officials have begun the process of changing out signs in Glacier National Park in Montana declaring that the glacier would be gone by 2020. Gina Kurzmen, a spokeswoman for the park, said the signs were added more than 10 years ago to reflect the effects of climate change forecasts at the time. They change will more accurately reflect the fate of the glaciers now, she added. The new signs will reportedly read, “When they will completely disappear depends on how and when we act. One thing is consistent: the glaciers in the park are shrinking.” Kurzman said park officials were...
  • Remember Those National Park Signs Saying The Glaciers Would Be Gone By 2020?

    01/09/2020 7:26:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Glacier National Park in Montana put up some signs back during the Obama administration warning visitors to take their selfies quickly because the glaciers would be gone by the year 2020. Unfortunately for the prognosticators behind that project, while some of the glaciers have definitely shrunk a bit, they stubbornly remain in the mountains to this day. That’s a bit of an embarrassment, so clearly the signs need to come down or at least be altered. Unfortunately, they can’t manage to get the job done so the humorous signage is still in place for visitors to chuckle at. (Free...
  • Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

    11/29/2019 11:32:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/28/2019 | victoria gill
    The study focused on one specific glacier - Zongo Glacier in Bolivia. Dr de Magalhăes Neto said: "Once deposited on the glacier, the [black carbon darkens] the snow/ice surface, which reduces its ability to reflect solar radiation - or sunlight." That darkened surface then absorbs more of the sun's energy, which amplifies melting. While the findings were significant, the researchers said they did not come as a huge surprise: the same process has been seen elsewhere in the world. "Greenland receives large amounts of black carbon from fossil-fuel origin due to North America and European industrialisation," said Dr de Magalhăes...
  • Scientists are sprinkling millions of tiny glass beads on glaciers (snip)

    09/26/2019 1:55:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/26/2019 | JAMES PERO
    A newly devised type of silica bead could help save melting glaciers from the onslaught of climate change, scientists say. The innovative new approach, developed by a company called Ice911, employs minuscule beads of 'glass' which are spread across the surface layer of glaciers. There they help to reflect light beating down on them and slow what has become a tremendous pace of melt throughout the last several years. 'I just asked myself a very simple question: Is there a safe material that could help replace that lost reflectivity?' Found of Ice911, Leslie Field, told Mother Jones. What they landed...
  • AOC worried that melting glaciers could release ancient diseases

    08/29/2019 11:01:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | August 29, 2019 | Mark Moore
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who proposed “Green New Deal” climate change legislation, warned that melting glaciers could release ancient diseases that the modern world is incapable of handling. The first-term Democrat from New York said she woke up while on vacation at 3:30 in the morning worried about the consequences of climate change. “I’m 29 years old, I really struggle sometimes with the idea of how to be a policymaker, and potentially have a family in the time of climate change,” she said on Instagram live Tuesday, listing a number of ​impending ​environmental catastrophes like melting glaciers and rising sea levels....
  • Ocasio-Cortez warns that melting glaciers could release ancient diseases (We're all gonna die alert)

    08/29/2019 3:54:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Climate change could unleash a variety of diseases that the modern world is unprepared to deal with, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed on Tuesday. The freshman congresswoman -- and architect of the ambitious "Green New Deal" -- took to Instagram to express how worried she is about the specter of climate change. [Snip] "Scientists fear that there's a potential that a lot of diseases could escape these melted glaciers, things that were frozen for thousands of years, and that they’re going to get into our water," she said, "and that humans could contract them, and they are going to be...
  • The Reports of Iceland's Glacial Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    08/01/2019 6:14:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2019 | Anthony Watts
    The media is abuzz over the first icy “casualty” of climate change: a small glacier in Iceland named Okjökull, also known as “OK.” The claim, made in a press release from Rice University, is OK became the first glacier in Iceland to lose its glacial status because of global warming. According to the press release, “This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world.” Of course, the fearmongers do not say why the glacier has stopped growing. Instead, they simply invoke the new universal boogeyman of “climate change” as the reason....
  • National park ditches signs saying glaciers will be gone by 2020

    06/10/2019 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 10, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    While this may not produce more than a few ripples on the pond of the global warming discussion, I wanted to point everyone to a great article from our friend Jeff Dunetz that touches on this subject. For some time now (dating back to the Obama administration) there were signs posted at Glacier National Park warning tourists that they would need to snap their glacier selfies quickly because the massive ice formations would all be gone by 2020. Well, it’s nearly the middle of 2019 and not only are the aforementioned glaciers not gone, most of them are actually growing.With...
  • National Park Quietly Removed Warning That Glaciers ‘Will All Be Gone’ By 2020 [TR}

    06/07/2019 12:01:14 PM PDT · by red-dawg · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/7/2019 | Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor
    The National Park Service (NPS) quietly removed a visitor center sign saying the glaciers at Glacier National Park would disappear by 2020 due to climate change. As it turns out, higher-than-average snowfall in recent years upended computer model projectionsfrom the early 2000s that NPS based its claim glaciers “will all be gone by the year 2020,” federal officials said.
  • Glaciers ‘to vanish from half of world’s top beauty spots’ due to global warming

    05/02/2019 6:27:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Yahoo! "News" ^ | May 2, 2019 | by Rob Waugh
    Some of the world’s most iconic and beautiful locations will be transformed by global warming, with glaciers vanishing from sites such as Everest’s Khumbu Icefall in decades. Glaciers will vanish from half of U.N.-designated World Heritage sites this century unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed, research published in Earth’s Future suggests. Sites in the Swiss Alps such as the Grosser Aletschgletscher will see ice vanish, the researchers warned. So will Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae said researchers from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which collaborated with the University of Fribourg on the study. Peter Shadie, the director of the...
  • Fake News about Holes in Antarctic Glaciers

    02/07/2019 9:00:48 AM PST · by budj · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Brian C. Joondeph | Brian C. Joondeph
    CNN is breathless over a “Gigantic hole two-thirds the size of Manhattan discovered in Antarctic glacier.” I’m sure they wish the hole actually were in Manhattan and included Trump Tower, but alas the hole is far away from their nemesis, the President.
  • Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

    02/05/2019 8:00:36 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Binaj Gurubacharya
    One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could be far worse: a loss of two-thirds of the region's glaciers by 2100, said the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment released Monday by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. "Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks of the Hindu Kush Himalayas cutting across eight countries to bare rocks in...
  • "Disturbing" discovery: Giant hole found under Antarctica glacier

    01/31/2019 3:59:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 143 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 31, 2019 | Sarah Lynch Baldwin
    Researchers say a massive cavity the size of two-thirds of Manhattan was found under a glacier in Antarctica. The pocket is a sign of "rapid decay" and just one of "several disturbing discoveries" made recently regarding the glacier, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a news release Wednesday. "[The size of] a cavity under a glacier plays an important role in melting," said Pietro Milillo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "As more heat and water get under the glacier, it melts faster." The growing cavity sits in West Antarctica at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier, which is about as big...
  • By the numbers: Midwestern US endures worst of polar vortex, all-time record lows broken

    01/31/2019 10:26:49 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 1/31/2019 | Kristina Pydynowski
    Records have been shattered as the polar vortex unleashed the harshest cold in years on the midwestern United States during the final days of January. After the polar vortex plunged southward, temperatures plummeted under 20 below zero F from North Dakota to northern Illinois during the morning hours of both Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday morning, 9 states in the Midwest and northern New England recorded temperatures lower than the northernmost point in Alaska (Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow). Biting winds made the extreme cold more life-threatening as AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures dropped under 50 below zero. Frostbite can occur in...
  • Earth is missing a huge part of its crust. Now we may know why. (Thieves?)

    01/01/2019 7:48:02 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 12/31/2018 | Robin George Andrews
    The Grand Canyon is a gigantic geological library, with rocky layers that tell much of the story of Earth’s history. Curiously though, a sizeable layer representing anywhere from 250 million years to 1.2 billion years is missing. Known as the Great Unconformity, this massive temporal gap can be found not just in this famous crevasse, but in places all over the world. In one layer, you have the Cambrian period, which started roughly 540 million years ago and left behind sedimentary rocks packed with the fossils of complex, multicellular life. Directly below, you have fossil-free crystalline basement rock, which formed...
  • Glaciers Falling on Tourists: Yet Another Danger of Climate Change

    09/13/2018 10:46:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 11, 2018 | by ELIZABETH EARL
    In the summer of 1987, a woman visiting Alaska was crushed by a 1,000-pound chunk of ice. According to news reports at the time, Thais Grabenauer, 59, had been taking pictures with her husband at the foot of Exit Glacier, a towering wall of ice that’s one of the most popular attractions in Kenai Fjords National Park. A half-ton piece of the glacier calved off as the couple was snapping, killing Grabenauer and injuring her husband. It was one of those wrong place, wrong time tragedies that seem unlikely to happen again. But in the three decades since Grabenauer’s death,...