From my friends at KOVR-TV in Sacramento, here’s this interesting tidbit: Mount Shasta’s glaciers are advancing rather than receding.
Mount Shasta, at 14,162 feet seems to have a mind of its own these days. Shasta has seven glaciers. The biggest is the one on the middle, Whitney Glacier. What has surprised scientists about the glacier is that if the theories about global warming are true, the glacier ought to be shrinking, but it’s not.
“Unlike most areas around the world, these glaciers are advancing, they are growing. Thirty percent in the last fifty years,” says scientist Erik White.
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By itself this proves nothing about climate changebut it does illustrate one thing that the media likes to toss around. Worsening localized weather. Too often a local or regional effect is incorrectly attributed to “global warming” when its just not the case at all. In the case of Shasta’s glaciers. it is more likely linked to El Nino and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
But you can bet that if Mt. Shasta’s glaciers were shrinking, it would be front page “proof” that “global warming” is occurring.