Himalayan glaciers expanding?

Himalayan glaciers expanding?

February 14th, 2011 in Opinion Free Press

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."