Karakoram Glaciers EXPANDING!!!

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    More k00k losing....................

    From The Times of India...................



    Warming? Karakoram glaciers are expanding

    Reuters Apr 17, 2012, 06.59AM IST

    LONDON: Some glaciers in the Himalayas mountain range have gained a small amount of mass between 1999 and 2008, new research shows, bucking the global trend of glacial decline. The study published in the Nature Geoscience journal also said the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas has contributed less to sea level rise than previously thought. With global average temperature rising, glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets melt and shed water, contributing to the increase of sea levels , threatening the populations of low-lying nations and islands.






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    Warming? Karakoram glaciers are expanding - Times Of India
     
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    Global Warming:D:D:D..............been saying for 10 years its a hoax.


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    Laughing at this confirmation of the fact that the vast majority of glaciers are rapidly receding, including most of the ones in the Himalayas?:confused:
     
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    But the point Ray, is that people see this stuff and say, "Hey....wait a minute?". Maybe not those focused on AGW but a huge majority arent. Over the past 5 years, it leaves the "WTF?" perception............and to me, thats the important thing.

    Im not even being flip when I say...........if January brings a month of 70 degree temps in central Alaska, or tornado's start dumping beach ball sized hail in the midwest, global warming will continue to be somewhere in the 20's on peoples list of major concerns. Every poll shows it. Accordingly, the status-quo will continue in terms of energy production. And not for nothing Ray.........I pay dearly for electricity here in the northeast. Dont need my bill being doubled with carbon ceilings for coal!!
     
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    Yes, you are correct. Until their home is directly affected. Until there is a catastrophe suitably large enough to get their attention. You don't realize how close we were to that last summer when the Missouri and Mississippi were flooding. Some of the upper dams on the Missouri were very close to failing. Spillways taking five times the amount of water that they were designed for, and the concrete in them starting to chunk out. The dams are earth fill, the entire length of the Missouri and Mississippi, and, had one of the upper ones failed, all the dams below would have failed.

    But we got through that one by the skin of our teeth. And everybody has already forgotten that.
     
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    Ray..........I think there would need to be a catastrophy far greater than anything we've seen, the operative word being "far".
     
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    Yes, next year, two decades from now? Who knows, but by the trends, it will happen. Hope none of us are directly involved.
     
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    The glaciers are expanding because of Global Warming, it's right there in the model
     
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    The ice has been melting for the last 15,000 years anyway

    Did the Geico caveman start AGW?
     
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    And yet...


    if you accept the science that the glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range are increasing infinitesimally then it logically follows that you accept the science that global ice is decreasing at a rapid pace or, or do you pick and choose which parts of the same science you accept and reject --- ehem, please publish your credentials.



    "Global average glacier mass balance is unequivocally negative" ~ Glaciologist Professor Jonathan Bamber
     
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