You might mistakenly assume the collapse came about because of global warming. That’s because articles about the collapse fail to mention that the glacier is growing. Yes, GROWING.
So how did ABC News handle it? They spun it this way:
“Experts said the collapse has nothing to do with climate change and was instead all to do with physics.”
Funny, isn’t it? The glacier is receding? Oh my God, it’s global warming! The glacier is advancing? Oh, that’s just “physics.” Continue reading »
NASA admits Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing – Confirms what I’ve been saying all along.
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A new NASA study, released on Friday, admits that ice is accumulating in Antarctica.
Satellite measurements show an 82-112 gigaton-a-year net ice gain. That’s 82-112 billion tons per year! Nine zeroes!
112,000,000,000 tons. Per year. Continue reading »
“Photos and maps prove that all of Mt. Baker glaciers are significantly more extensive today than they were in 1950,” says geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook.
Not only are the glaciers larger today than in 1950, some have recently begun to advance, says Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Western Washington University.
– Glaciers on K-2, the 2nd highest peak on Earth, are growing (Ice Age Now, Oct 21, 2014):
Scientists struggle to explain it (Look out! Here comes the spin!)
In the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding, says this article on LiveScience.
“It’s been a source of controversy that these glaciers haven’t been changing while other glaciers in the world have,” said study researcher Sarah Kapnick, a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric and ocean sciences at Princeton University. Continue reading »
– Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland’s (and Europe’s) largest glacier (Ice Age Now, Aug 23, 2014):
Dyngjujokull eruption begins – It’s all subglacial for now
Iceland’s Dyngjujokull volcano began erupting today, prompting the country to raise its aviation alert level to red, the country’s Meteorological Office said. However, the eruption is still just considered a minor event at this point
Dyngjujokull volcano is not far from Bárðarbunga, which gave us the largest eruption of the Holocene (this era).
An alert level of red — the highest level — indicates the threat of “significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.” Meanwhile, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has raised the alert phase to emergency phase.
Seismic data indicates that hot magma is melting the ice beneath the Dyngjujokull icecap on the Vatnajokull glacier, said Met Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer. Continue reading »
– Evidence of new, present-day glaciation in Scotland (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):
A team of experts investigating the North Face of Scotland’s Ben Nevis mountain have found snowfields remaining in many gullies and upper scree slopes.
On these snowfields, the team – which included mountaineers, geologists and botanists – came across compacted, dense, ice hard snow call neve.
Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers, the team said. Continue reading »
– Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):
“Geothermal heat under the glaciers is likely a key factor in why the ice sheet is currently collapsing.”
“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” says this article in The Daily Mail.
“Researchers from the UTA’s Institute for Geophysics found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica is being eroded by the ocean as well as geothermal heat from magma and subaerial volcanoes. Continue reading »
Add that to Climategate! Global warming is a scam.
Most experts believe that the Himalayan glaciers will take centuries to melt
The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt.
Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it. He failed to act despite learning that the claim had been refuted by several leading glaciologists.
The IPCC’s report underpinned the proposals at Copenhagen for drastic cuts in global emissions.
Dr Pachauri, who played a leading role at the summit, corrected the error last week after coming under media pressure. He told The Times on January 22 that he had only known about the error for a few days. He said: “I became aware of this when it was reported in the media about ten days ago. Before that, it was really not made known. Nobody brought it to my attention. There were statements, but we never looked at this 2035 number.”
Asked whether he had deliberately kept silent about the error to avoid embarrassment at Copenhagen, he said: “That’s ridiculous. It never came to my attention before the Copenhagen summit. It wasn’t in the public sphere.”
However, a prominent science journalist said that he had asked Dr Pachauri about the 2035 error last November. Pallava Bagla, who writes for Science journal, said he had asked Dr Pachauri about the error. He said that Dr Pachauri had replied: “I don’t have anything to add on glaciers.”
The Himalayan glaciers are so thick and at such high altitude that most glaciologists believe they would take several hundred years to melt at the present rate. Some are growing and many show little sign of change.
Dr Pachauri had previously dismissed a report by the Indian Government which said that glaciers might not be melting as much as had been feared. He described the report, which did not mention the 2035 error, as “voodoo science”. Continue reading »
A mountain in the eastern Hellas region of Mars
Huge glaciers up to half a mile thick have been discovered close to the equator of Mars and are thought to be the remnants of an ice age on the planet.
The glaciers are thought to have been formed up to 100 million years ago and are the “most dramatic” evidence yet of climate change on Mars.
Hundreds of glaciers have been identified by researchers using ground-penetrating radar that allows them to see through a rocky layer of debris covering the ice.
The biggest of the glaciers are up to 13 miles long and more than 60 miles wide and represent a potential source of water for astronauts on missions to Mars.