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Global Warming scientists are struggling to explain why glaciers on the Asian continent are getting thicker in recent years. They fear that this may derail their efforts to receive government subsidies from Asian countries to conduct further research on climate change.
According to the BBC News, “some glaciers on Asia’s Karakoram Mountains are defying the global trend and getting thicker, say researchers. A French team used satellite data to show that glaciers in part of the Karakoram Range, to the west of the Himalayan region, are putting on mass.”
The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change"
Originally posted by chrismicha77
Just because an isolated region isn't experiencing glacier melt doesn't mean global warming isn't an issue. Global warming or should we say climate change, is a REAL issue and is happening at an accelerated pace. There could be many factors that cause these glaciers to melt slower than others. It is very possible that while most regions heat up, a few stay the same or cool slightly.
I've also read in other articles that those glaciers have melted but not to the degree of others around the planet.edit on 17-4-2012 by chrismicha77 because: (no reason given)
World temperatures have remained virtually unchanged in the past 10 years despite predictions of global warming and America’s mildest winter in decades, Princeton physics professor William Happer contends.
In February, a US-led study published in Nature found that ice loss from the Himalayas was significant but had been badly over-estimated.
It calculated loss of 4 billion tonnes a year, compared with previous estimates of up to 50 billion.
Hundreds have died in frigid temperatures, snow and ice storms, and floods. This freakish weather in the Northern Hemisphere is connected by unusual behavior in the jet stream