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Melting by 2035? Hardly! New study shows most Himalayan Glaciers are stable and in a steady state

WUWT readers may recall that the IPCC famously claimed (using fake data) that Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. That date later turned out to be a blunder of epic proportions, requiring a retraction. Now, the results of a new … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro glaciers just won’t die – ‘nowhere near extinction’

From the we told you so, time and time again department comes this story about Gore’s buddy, Dr. Lonnie Thompson and his Kilimanjaro glacier that just won’t die like they want it to, even though they don’t believe their own … Continue reading

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New emotification of global warming: selling the sizzle of melting glaciers

From the American Institute of Physics, some research they lament doesn’t carry “the same emotional wallop as images” related to “climate trends”. Oh, darn. Maybe they need to link up with artist Paul Kos whose performance art is seen at … Continue reading

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Black Carbon Soot shrank the 19th century glaciers – but why isn’t it listed as a culprit today?

From the University of Colorado at Boulder comes this press release and accompanying photo. The photo, showing hazy pollution laden air in the Bernese Alps, makes me wonder why they don’t attribute current glacier ice loss issues to soot. Asia … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Old aerial photos supply new knowledge on glaciers in Greenland – it has been warm or warmer than today in the not so distant past

From the University of Copenhagen comes realization that Greenland’s current warm spell is not unprecedented. In the early 1920s and 1930s, temperatures were high, similar to that of the present, and this affected the glacial melt. At the time many … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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,” … Continue reading

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“The end for small glaciers” or anthropogenic circular reasoning?

Guest Post by David Middleton Breathtaking news from Nature… Published online 9 January 2011 | Nature News The end for small glaciers IPCC estimates of sea level rise corroborated, but large ice sheets might endure. Richard A. Lovett New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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The Portland State University study of shrinking Mt. Adams glaciers—a good example of bad science.

By Don J. Easterbrook, Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA The recent Portland State University study of glaciers on Mt. Adams by is a good example of bad science, i.e., how a dogmatic bias and selectively leaving out … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New science on Himalayan glaciers shows debris fields to be a regulating factor in melting

Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century. From the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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Greenland glaciers – melt due to sea current change, not air temperature

From a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution News Release : Team finds subtropical waters flushing through Greenland fjord Waters from warmer latitudes — or subtropical waters — are reaching Greenland’s glaciers, driving melting and likely triggering an acceleration of ice loss, … Continue reading

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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.

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Swiss ETH: Glaciers melted in the 1940′s faster than today

From ETH Zurich: The stupefying pace of glacier melt in the 1940s The most recent studies by researchers at ETH Zurich show that in the 1940s Swiss glaciers were melting at an even-faster pace than at present. This is despite … Continue reading

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More debunking of the Yarrow Axford midge study: glaciers releasing pollutants into lakes years later.

From the American Chemical Society via Eurekalert yet another reason why we asked “did you check the lake for DDT?”. Also, a review of Miller et al 2005 suggests that Baffin Island glaciers are significant with 37,000 square kilometers of … Continue reading

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Study: Glaciers defied hotter temperatures 9000 years ago

From BYU News Ice, when heated, is supposed to melt. That’s why a collection of glaciers in the Southeast Himalayas stymies those who know what they did 9,000 years ago. While most other Central Asian glaciers retreated under hotter summer … Continue reading

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New Study Casts Doubt on Cause of Himalayan Glaciers Melting

Weather variations, not global warming cause glacier melt From the The Hindu, 9 August 2009 excerpts: New Delhi (PTI): Himalayan glaciers, including the world’s highest battlefield Siachen, are melting due to variations in weather and not because of global warming, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 (10/13/08 23:08:04) Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of … Continue reading

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Mount Shasta’s glaciers not heeding climate change

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Claim: wind change around Antarctica may hasten sea level rise

New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated. Changes to Antarctic winds have already been linked to southern Australia’s drying climate but now it appears they … Continue reading

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That ocean currents switch flipping thing again

From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 14-081 Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages Climate scientists have long tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense some 900,000 years ago, switching … Continue reading

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Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

From Royal Holloway, University of London New research published today (Friday 27th June 2014) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern … Continue reading

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Climate burnout is fast approaching

Ben Webster in The Times writes: Alarmist claims about the impact of global warming are contributing to a loss of trust in climate scientists, an inquiry has found. Apocalyptic language has been used about greenhouse gas emissions as “a deliberate … Continue reading

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Study finds climate of the past behaved as hemispherical opposites

This is from a press release from the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral resources (KIGAM) The English in the PR is not the best, but is does have an interesting finding. Identifying opposite patterns of climate change between the … Continue reading

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Sea Levels are Never Still

By Viv Forbes, Rosewood Qld Australia Sea levels have been rising and falling without any help from humans for as long as Earth’s oceans have existed. The fastest and most alarming sea changes to affect mankind occurred at the end … Continue reading

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In PNAS, a surprising letter: ‘Systemic Addiction to Research Funding’

President Eisenhower warned of this. In the world of climate science, we have come to know this simple equation as demonstrated by some of the most zealous proponents of climate change: No Alarm =  No Funding + No Glory Dr. … Continue reading

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