This is the Rhone Glacier in June 2014. CREDIT Simon Oberli

Claim: Glaciers melt faster than ever

From the UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH and the “lets ignore some of these other growing glaciers” department The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a…

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Glaciers And The Distraction Of The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS)

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Glaciers are in the news again. An article by James Hansen about Antarctica and another published by Geophysical Research Letters about Greenland raise the specter of sea level rise. They are purely speculative and don’t bear investigation, but that doesn’t matter because the headline is the objective. The wider purpose…

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Claim: Western Canada to lose 70 percent of glaciers by 2100

From the University of British Columbia Seventy per cent of glacier ice in British Columbia and Alberta could disappear by the end of the 21st century, creating major problems for local ecosystems, power supplies, and water quality, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. The study found that while warming temperatures…

Scientists have done field work in Tibet and Alaska, among other places as part of this study.
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Claim: Melting glaciers have big carbon impact

From Florida State University: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As the Earth warms and glaciers all over the world begin to melt, researchers and public policy experts have focused largely on how all of that extra water will contribute to sea level rise. But another impact lurking in that inevitable scenario is carbon. More specifically, what happens…

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Surprise! Glaciers appearing in Scotland

Story submitted by Eric Worrall British Botanists conducting a Summer survey of Scotland’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, have been stunned to find evidence of recently formed multi-year ice fields, areas of compacted snow, some of which weigh hundreds of tons. According to the BBC;

Receding Swiss glaciers incoveniently reveal 4000 year old forests – and make it clear that glacier retreat is nothing new

By Larry Bell Dr. Christian Schlüchter’s discovery of 4,000-year-old chunks of wood at the leading edge of a Swiss glacier was clearly not cheered by many members of the global warming doom-and-gloom science orthodoxy. This finding indicated that the Alps were pretty nearly glacier-free at that time, disproving accepted theories that they only began retreating…

Glacier in Antarctica does what glaciers do

From NASA, who has moved up from “Manhattans” to quarter states as a scale comparison unit: Antarctic Glacier Calves Iceberg One-Fourth Size of Rhode Island This week a European Earth-observing satellite confirmed that a large iceberg broke off of Pine Island Glacier, one of Antarctica’s largest and fastest moving ice streams. The rift that led…

Newsbytes -Heavy Snowfall Rejuvenates Himalayan Glaciers

via the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser New Evidence Undermines Climate Alarmism With high-altitude mountains in Himachal Pradesh experiencing up to 100 cm fresh snowfall in November month after 10 years, the abundance of snow on mountains has rejuvenated nearly one thousand Himalayan glaciers and has ensured uninterrupted supply of water for drinking, irrigation and…

Surprise: glaciers in Montana retreated up to 6 times faster during the 1930’s and 1940’s than today

A new paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews finds that alpine glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana retreated up to 6 times faster during the 1930’s and 1940’s than over the past 40 years. The “Multi-proxy study of sediment cores retrieved from lakes below modern glaciers supports the first detailed Neoglacial chronology for Glacier National…

Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed acceleration of ice loss from Greenland may not be a long-term phenomenon. Instead, as marine terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and as the termini…

Glaciers can speed up, but can’t put out

From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 12-088 Analysis of Speed of Greenland Glaciers Gives New Insight for Rising Sea Level Researchers determine that although glaciers continue to increase in velocity, the rate at which they can dump ice into the ocean is limited Jakobshavn Isfjord (ice fjord)–the largest outlet glacier on Greenland’s West Coast.…

Ice capades – Some Himalayan Glaciers Growing, study suggests a negative sea level rise adjustment

I wonder if Rajenda Pachauri will call this “voodoo science“? A previous study by the UC Santa Barbara found that the Karakoram glaciers are mostly stagnating, possibly due to debris, the author said then that: “There is no ‘stereotypical’ Himalayan glacier,” said Bookhagen. “This is in clear contrast to the IPCC reports that lumps all Himalayan…

IPCC Brand Science™ – extrapolating 10 himalayan glaciers to speak for 54,000 – meanwhile Himalayagate 2 is evolving over the Stern Report

10/54,000 = .0185 % That’s an impressively small sample size. Apparently Pachauri’s zeal to get back the Himalayagate claim of melting by 2035 outweighs any rational attempts at science. In any other discipline, a sample size this small would be laughed off as ridiculous, but this is climate science, where ridiculous has become the norm,…

A MUST READ: European climate, Alpine glaciers and Arctic ice in relation to North Atlantic SST record

In my opinion, this essay is a must read because it clearly illustrates correlation between ocean cycles to; Arctic ice loss and gain, glacier advance and retreat, and land surface temperature rise and fall. As I said graphically in a previous post… From OceanCycles.com – click Guest post by Juraj Vanovcan The following article shows,…

Study: Glaciers help build mountains

Via press release from Eurekalert: Glaciers Help High-Latitude Mountains Grow Taller A UA-led team of geologists reports that glaciers can help actively growing mountains become taller – contrary to the conventional view that the only role for glaciers in mountain formation is shrinking them through erosion. Glaciers can help actively growing mountains become higher by…

“Catastrophic” retreat of glaciers in Spitsbergen

I’ve been given a report on glaciers and sea ice in the Arctic that I want to share with readers. There’s some compelling evidence of glacier melting and open water in the Arctic sea in this report that I haven’t seen before. There are also worrisome reports of significant temperature increases, with anomalies of several…

Glaciers in Wales?

UK Glaciations – Source: Western Washington University Just prior to Copenhagen, there was a flurry of news stories about Greenland melt accelerating and sea level rising up to seven meters, like this one from Spiegel.

Glaciers in Norway, Alaska, growing again

A glacial region in Norway (Source: NRK) Reposted from the DailyTech By: Mike Asher Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere. After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The actual magnitude of the growth, which appears to have begun over the…

Mount Shasta’s glaciers- proxy for what?

The photo below I took this weekend on my way back from a station survey in the remote northestern corner of California. It shows Mount Shasta getting it’s first significant snow of this precipitation season here in California. Our local progressive weekly recently did a story on Mount Shasta’s glaciers, which have been growing. This…

Alaska glaciers on the rebound

Bad weather was good for Alaska glaciers MASS BALANCE: For decades, summer snow loss has exceeded winter snowfall. By CRAIG MEDRED cmedred@adn.com (10/13/08 23:08:04) Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008.Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July…

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The ‘Cult’ of Climate Change (née Global Warming)

Guest essay by Ari.H. Global warming has become a religionThis is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least…

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Climate Crisis, Inc.

$1.5 trillion and Larry Bell book explain how profiteers of climate doom keep the money flowing Guest Essay Paul Driessen No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, seas rising at barely six inches a century: computer models and hysteria are consistently contradicted by Real World experiences. So…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #191

The Week That Was: 2015-08-08 (August 8, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) The New Plan: On August 3, the Obama Administration announced its plan to control the production of electricity in the US in the…

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Pope Francis: Climate change causes human trafficking

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Pope Francis has waded into the climate debate again, by attempting to link human trafficking and climate change. According to the Daily Mail; Pope Francis has urged world leaders to take a ‘very strong stand’ on climate change ahead of the United Nations summit in Paris this year. He was…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #188

The Week That Was: 2015-07-18 (July 18, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)   The Sun? Last week’s TWTW discussed a new paper published by the Royal Astronomical Society announcing a “new model of the Sun’s…

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Claim: low solar activity will melt Greenland’s ice faster

From the AGU: Sun’s activity controls Greenland temperatures WASHINGTON, D.C. – The sun’s activity could be affecting a key ocean circulation mechanism that plays an important role in regulating Greenland’s climate, according to a new study. The phenomenon could be partially responsible for cool temperatures the island experienced in the late 20th century and potentially…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #186

The Week That Was: 2015-07-04 (July 4, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) The Loyal Opposition: One of the most humanely compelling criticisms of the thinking exhibited by the pontifical academies that went into the Pope’s…