published Monday, February 14th, 2011

Himalayan glaciers expanding?

The U.N. alarmingly claimed in 2007 that certain Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035 — presumed victims of "global warming." It later retracted that absurd claim.

Now a study by scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Potsdam, Germany, says most glaciers in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas are stable or getting bigger. It seems the mighty Himalayas shed debris on the glaciers, insulating them and preventing melting.

While glaciers in other areas of the Himalayas have shrunk, "Our study shows that there is no uniform response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change," the authors wrote in the journal Nature Geoscience.

That's something to remember when environmental activists insist that the science of "global warming" is "settled."

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nucanuck said...

The UN corrected their earlier report in 2009 and identified the source from which their earlier report was based.

At this point there is no definitive study on the shrinkage rate,if any. Satellite photography gives the appearance of shrinkage in some areas and hopefully in coming years we will get more complete information.

The Himalayan glaciers do not add or detract from the body of science indicating carbon induced climate change.

February 14, 2011 at 12:44 a.m.
Livn4life said...

So I guess if humanity and carbon induced climate change would just go away the world would be a better, better place. And all that alleged climate change which took place centuries ago must have not really happened. The body of science most prevalent in indicating carbon induced climate change has been proven to be a sham and ones who continue the blather should be ashamed.

February 14, 2011 at 6:14 a.m.
nucanuck said...

L4L,

Luckily you Koch brothers devotees make up a small part of the world.

You know not what you know not.

February 14, 2011 at 11:32 a.m.
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