Friday, January 28, 2011

What's Up With The Himalayan Glaciers?

The Telegraph reports:

Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking.

The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world's highest mountain range to lose its ice cover.

It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would be gone by 2035.

Although the head of the panel Dr Rajendra Pachauri later admitted the claim was an error gleaned from unchecked research, he maintained that global warming was melting the glaciers at "a rapid rate", threatening floods throughout north India.

The new study by scientists at the Universities of California and Potsdam has found that half of the glaciers in the Karakoram range, in the northwestern Himlaya, are in fact advancing and that global warming is not the deciding factor in whether a glacier survives or melts.

3 comments:

Ellen K said...

Don't you just hate it when facts get in the way of the Global Warming Industry?

MikeAT said...

I didn't know ALGORE was on a trip to the glaciers

Ellen K said...

Aren't these the same glaciers that were part of the cooked data? I believe so....