Saturday, August 26, 2006

Global warming boost to glaciers

BBC News Global warming could be causing some glaciers to grow, a new study claims

That really does not sound like Global Warming to me.
Researchers at Newcastle University looked at temperature trends in the western Himalaya over the past century. They found warmer winters and cooler summers,
Warmer winters and cooler summers? It sounds like Global Warming is resulting in more moderate climates. And this is a bad thing?????
combined with more snow and rainfall, could be causing some mountain glaciers to increase in size.

Mark Noonan blogged Its a problem, you see? Some glaciers are growing - and that doesn't fit too well with global, as soon as I found out that some glaciers are growing, I know that eventually the global warming enthusiasts would say that both growing and shrinking glaciers are caused by global warming. It is the most flexible theory in human history, this global warming. Having a hot spell? Global warming. Cool spell? Global warming. Low rainfall? Global warming. High rainfall? Global warming. Everthing is as it has always been? Global warming just hasn't affected you yet - but if you don't see Gore's movie and vote Democrat, you'll die.

Point Five blogged No sooner had Global Warming laid down a foot of fresh powder on Pakistan’s double black diamond Kaffir Bowl Run, than it had swooped into downtown Karachi and plucked 7 year old Pashti Amiri from the middle of the street, saving her from the thundering tires of an American military convoy. “Thank you! Thank you, Global Warming!” said her father, but Global Warming was already gone, rocketing on its way to wherever it was needed most. “I know it seems unbelievable,” said Dr. Fowler, “but the heat of Global Warming causing glaciers to advance is no
different than your refrigerator using heat to generate cold.” “Heat makin’ it cold?” asked Cletus Potter of Oaksville, AK. “Whut kinda fool does you takes me for?” What kind of a fool, indeed, Mr. Potter! Probably the kind that doesn’t believe in Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or Global Warming.

Pat Cleary blogged Here's this, posted on Drudge last night, a story from the UK that global warming is getting so bad that it's making some glaciers thicker. Still not sure how that's a bad thing, just go with it, OK?

Here's a link to another story out of the UK entitled, "A Load of Hot Air" that talks about the vaunted Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and what they say is the change in climate in the last century: Exactly 0.6 degrees Celsius. In other words, even if you buy the theory, it ain't much. Will no one, no thing adapt? What should be the proper temperature of the earth, does anyone know?

Kate blogged Drought, floods, severe winters, warm winters, more frequent storm activity, less frequent storm activity, early frost, early thaw, receding glaciers. All have, to the best of my recollection as a news consumer, been cited by one climate research expert or another as evidence of "global warming". The same experts will also quickly caution that even in the midst of dramatic climate change, one should expect periods of "average" rainfall, temperature, storm activity. With today's addition of expanding glaciers, the list is finally complete. It's therefore, official - climate change proponants have taken ownership of virtually every local and global weather phenomenon worthy of newspaper ink, including "average". One would think that more people would have noticed.

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