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they're meeting to discuss how best to enslave us with taxes and regulations.
Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by Stormdancer777
In the Western Himalayas, a group of some 230 glaciers are bucking the global warming trend.
...the global warming TREND
and you might also like this I found on your link
WILDERNESS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF NATURE
Thanks for much for the back up
[edit on 7-12-2009 by rusethorcain]
LONDON: In a new research, scientists in India and China have determined that glaciers in the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau that feed the
river systems of almost half the world's people are melting faster because of the effects of clouds of soot from diesel fumes and wood fires.
According to a report in the Guardian, the results of the research, to be announced this month in Kashmir, show for the first time that clouds of soot - made up of tiny particles of "black carbon" emitted from old diesel engines and from cooking with wood, crop waste or cow dung - are "unequivocally having an impact on glacial melting" in the Himalayas.
Scientists said that while the threat of carbon dioxide (CO2) to global warming has been accepted, soot from developing countries is a largely unappreciated cause of rising temperatures.
Once the black carbon lands on glaciers, it absorbs sunlight that would otherwise be reflected by the snow, leading to melting.
Originally posted by budski
Have you not noticed that they don't tell us about the glaciers which are growing?
because contrary to what some people think, plenty of them are.
What is the reality? Let us take a closer look:
First, where did this number 2035 (the year when glaciers could vanish) come from?
According to Prof Graham Cogley (Trent University, Ontario), a short article on the future of glaciers by a Russian scientist (Kotlyakov, V.M., 1996, The future of glaciers under the expected climate warming, 61-66, in Kotlyakov, V.M., ed., 1996, Variations of Snow and Ice in the Past and at Present on a Global and Regional Scale, Technical Documents in Hydrology, 1. UNESCO, Paris (IHP-IV Project H-4.1). 78p estimates 2350 as the year for disappearance of glaciers, but the IPCC authors misread 2350 as 2035 in the Official IPCC documents, WGII 2007 p. 493!
So we have a raging debate about impending glacier melt-down because of sloppiness of some IPCC authors! Further, according to Kotlyakov, the present glacier area of some 500,000 km2 could shrink to 100,000 km2 and this could happen NOT in 2035 but in 2350, if the current rate of warming continues. Also this estimated glacier area and its shrinkage does not include internal drainage basin of central Asia with an estimated area of some 40,000 km2 .
Originally posted by budski
Here's a list of known glaciers which are growing:
Antizana 15 Alpha Glacier
"Our data show a rapid thinning of the Mer de Glace during the last 10 years below 2500 m."
Originally posted by bigyin
According to the scientific BS we have been fed the past 2 or 3 decades many of us should be under several feet of water by now.