the glacier thread. please post your glacier info here.

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    XINING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists said Wednesday glaciers that serve as water sources on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau are melting at a "worrisome speed," having receded 196 square km over the past nearly 40 years.

    The decline is equal to about one-fourth of the area of New York City.

    Xin Yuanhong, senior engineer in charge of a three-year field study of glaciers in the region, said glaciers at the headwaters of the Yangtze, China's longest river, cover 1,051 square km, down from 1,247 square km in 1971.

    "The reduction means more than 989 million cubic meters of water melted away," said Xin, whose team surveyed the glaciers between June 2005 and August 2008. That much water would fill Beijing's largest reservoir.

    Melting glaciers on China's Qinghai-Tibet plateau water source "worrisome"_English_Xinhua
     
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    As I said, the Flat Earthers are nothing and nobody if they haven't got this to cling to.

    The science is bad, idiot. Get with the program.
     
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    Someone should tell that idiot that water doesn't "melt away" it evaporates.
     
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    Are you saying that CO2 does not cause the earth to retain heat?
     
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    Are you saying that it is? All by it's little self? It doesn't need water vapor, gravity, any of that?

    It's just a magic little intelligent molecule, isn't it?
     
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    Glaciers will disappear this century
    By Giles Tremlett in Madrid

    GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE: Warming means Pyrenees ice may last only decades - Loss will have severe impact on water supplies

    The Pyrenees have lost almost 90% of their glacier ice over the past century, according to scientists, who warn that global warming means they will disappear completely within a few decades.

    While glaciers covered 3,300 hectares of land on the mountain range that divides Spain and France at the turn of the last century, only 390 hectares remain, according to Spain's environment ministry.

    The most southerly glaciers in Europe are losing the battle against warming and could be among the first to disappear from the continent over the coming decades.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Wonder if it could have anything to do with all the pollution in China.

    They like to cloud seed also. Don't know if that could effect it.
     
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    What effect will increasing atmospheric CO2 by 40% have?
     
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    Good.
     

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