Category Archives: Glaciers

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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Claim: UCLA study yields more accurate data on thousands of years of climate change

From the University of California – Los Angeles Research also helps unravel the mystery of retreating glaciers in the Pacific Ocean’s western tropics Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays … Continue reading

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Pine Island Glacier underwent rapid melt 8000 years ago

Current ice melt rate in Pine Island Glacier may go on for decades From Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory A study of the Pine Island Glacier could provide insight into the patterns and duration of glacial melt. The Pine Island Glacier, … 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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Great News from Greenland

Guest essay by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels I recently returned from a trip to Greenland’s Jokabshavn Glacier, which discharges more ice than any other in the Northern Hemisphere. Our route of flight from Reykjavik traversed the ice cap from about … Continue reading

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NOAA exaggerates 2012 Greenland Ice Mass Loss by 10x

[UPDATE: Several commenters, including myself, have remarked on a mathematical error in the author's work. I note this here in the expectation that the author will return to clarify and perhaps amend his claims. Having made such public mistakes myself, … Continue reading

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Friday Funny (well maybe not so funny) – XKCD takes on the real climate threat

Sobering graphics to scale: ice sheets 21,000 years ago versus today’s skylines.

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Good news: World’s biggest ice sheets likely more stable than previously believed – upsets previous estimates of melting and sea level

Researchers show that high ancient shorelines do not necessarily reflect ice sheet collapse millions of years ago From the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research: For decades, scientists have used ancient shorelines to predict the stability of today’s largest ice sheets … Continue reading

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Is this what the beginning of glaciation looks like?

While ice fishing is still going on in some parts of Minnesota, other parts are having what looks like glacier advance in the back yards that is damaging some homes. As for climate change worries, you can always figure out … Continue reading

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Weather, not climate, caused the brief surface melt in Greenland last summer

Readers may recall the breathless wailing over a brief period of surface melt detected by satellites last year. The way the media and alarmists who drive the media behaved, you’d think that global warming had set the planet on fire. … Continue reading

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Unprecedented Glacial Chutzpah – just in time for IPCC AR5

From the European Geosciences Union  comes some unprecedented chutzpah with this statement from one of the authors at the end of the press release: “This study has been conducted with scientific motivations, but if the insight it provides can motivate … Continue reading

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Glacially modeled snow job

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  Alarmism, I think maybe they are a bit unclear on the concept of how glaciers work. As snowfall varies with the seasons, the flow of ice speeds up and slows down. … Continue reading

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More on noisy Greenland ice loss data from GRACE

Embracing data ‘noise’ brings Greenland’s complex ice melt into focus by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications, Princeton Universtity An enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth’s surface via satellite could provide a more accurate account of how ice sheets, … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Columbia Glacier expected to halt retreat in 2020

From the University of Colorado at Boulder more model output, but at least this is a testable hypothesis in the not too distant future. It also points to the fact that there is not a definitive linear relationship between CO2 … Continue reading

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Glaciergate post script – they’ll shrink anyway

From Brigham Young University and the “IPCC, take your 2035 and shove it” department comes this study: Himalayan glaciers will shrink even if temperatures hold steady Come rain or shine, or even snow, some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue … Continue reading

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Antarctic weight loss seems to be in the eye of the beholder

From Newcastle University New understanding of Antarctic’s weight-loss New data which more accurately measures the rate of ice-melt could help us better understand how Antarctica is changing in the light of global warming. The rate of global sea level change … Continue reading

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Untested claim: increased CO2 helps glacier ice to crack

From the Institute of Physics , something so overreaching I just can’t believe the Institute of Physics would put out a press release on it.  Where does one start with stuff like this? This is all modeling, they haven’t even … Continue reading

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Can we predict the duration of an interglacial?

Perspective by William McClenney on the paper of the same title by: P. C. Tzedakis, E.W. Wolff, L. C. Skinner, V. Brovkin, D. A. Hodell, J. F. McManus, and D. Raynaud http://www.clim-past.net/8/1473/2012/cp-8-1473-2012.pdf I can often be heard, when assailed by … Continue reading

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