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As human caused global warming continues to raise temperatures, most of the glaciers on Earth are melting, shrinking, retreating and, in some cases, vanishing altogether. In many places around the world, mountain glaciers serve as very important water storage mechanisms, retaining the winter storm water and releasing it in the summer to feed the rivers and supply water for plants, animals, agriculture and humans. The loss of these glaciers will create massive water shortages and agricultural collapses leading to food shortages and mass starvation.

 

Right now, in the real world, here's hard evidence of this glacial retreat and testimony from living witnesses....

 

As temperatures rise, glaciers melting faster

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

November 27, 2015

By Joby Warrick / The Washington Post

WEST GLACIER, Mont. - The river of ice that hugs Mount Grinnell's high ridges is neither big nor particularly beautiful, but it may be the most accessible glacier in all of North America. In as little as three hours, an average hiker can traverse the mountain's well-groomed trail to plant a foot on a frozen relic of the Little Ice Age.

 

But if you want to see it, you'd better hurry. Grinnell Glacier is disappearing - fast.

 

This crescent-shaped glacier in Montana's northern Rockies had been contracting for decades because of warming temperatures. Lately it has been shrinking at a breathtaking clip, losing as much as a 10th of its mass in a single year. As early as 2030, scientists say, it may no longer exist.

 

The glacier's steep decline mirrors that of hundreds of other U.S. glaciers, from Californias Sierra Nevada to the North Cascades to the Central Alaska Range. All are in retreat, yet nowhere are the effects so profoundly felt as here in Glacier National Park, which experts say could be glacier-free by mid-century.

 

"They'll be gone in a few decades," said Dan Fagre, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey who monitors the park's 25 remaining glaciers and plots each years losses.

 

The decline of glaciers here and around the world is frequently cited by scientists as evidence of a climate undergoing rapid change. Scientific studies have confirmed that more than 90 percent of the world's glaciers are retreating, and many of the smaller ones - like the alpine ice sheets of Glacier National Park - are rapidly disappearing.

 

The impacts extend well beyond the loss of majestic scenery. Thawing glaciers account for about 20 percent of the sea-level rise recorded in the past century, adding to the meltwater coming from polar ice caps and ice sheets. In the United States, the loss of mountain glaciers and snow cover is depriving Western states of a critical water source during the summer, when snowmelt feeds streams and rivers and helps farmers and wildlife survive the dry months.

 

"At this trajectory, within a few centuries most glaciers are going to be toast," said Jeremy Shakun, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Boston College. "We're orchestrating something akin to the end of an ice age, but much faster."

 

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Fagre has been keeping watch on Glacier National Park's ice fields with the concern of a physician tending to a room full of very sick patients. He scales the mountains regularly to take photographs and measurements, recording a steady decline that is counted in tons and meters.

 

Already there have been losses. Boulder Glacier, once a large ice field above the park's Boulder Pass, was the backdrop for many a tourist photo, including a famous 1910 portrait of cowboys silhouetted against an immense field of white. It was still impressive in 1992, when Mr. Fagre first hiked to the glacier to take measurements. Today, nothing remains but a few slushy leftovers.

 

"I've gone there regularly enough to see it go from an awesome thing to a tiny strip clinging to the shadows," said Mr. Fagre, a research ecologist and the parks resident climate-change expert. "It's functionally gone. What's left is remnant ice, not a glacier."

 

Scores of the park's glaciers have experienced the same fate. In the mid-19th century, 150 glaciers existed within the boundaries of what became Glacier National Park. Only 25 remain, and already park officials are preparing for a time when the park so famous for its glaciers will no longer have them.

 

The park's scientists acknowledge that glaciers can wax and wane for reasons unrelated to man-made climate change. Montana's small alpine glaciers are less than 7,000 years old-young, by geological standards - and they have been gradually declining for at least a century, long before humans began emitting huge volumes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. George Bird Grinnell, the naturalist who in 1885 discovered the glacier that now bears his name, observed 90 years go that it appeared to be losing mass.

 

But there are unmistakable signs that the warming and thawing have accelerated. A 2003 scientific paper co-authored by Mr. Fagre mapped out possible futures for the park's glaciers, with predictions that varied depending on the level of carbon pollution in the atmosphere. The most dire scenario predicts that all glaciers in the parks main Blackfoot-Jackson Glacier Basin could be gone by 2030. The forecast, which drew scoffs at the time, now appears to have been slightly optimistic. "We keep going beyond what we predicted a few years ago," Mr. Fagre said.

 

The Grinnell Glacier, in another corner of the park, appears to be riding a similar trajectory. The small glacier has been photographed by tens of thousands of visitors and was famously visited in 1997 by Vice President Al Gore, who stood on the ice to call attention to climate change. The glacier has shriveled dramatically since then, losing scores of meters in length and shedding much of the imposing bulk remembered by journalists who accompanied Mr. Gore on the trip.

 

"We used to have to climb 15 to 20 feet on the land side to get on top of the glacier, and we worried about ice falling down on our people," Mr. Fagre recalled. "Now it's not even up to your kneecap."

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Survey reveals above average snowpack in Sierra

 

http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sierra/good-news-expected-from-winters-first-sierra-snowpack-survey/37193430

 

 

Top being such a chicken little Pogo. LOL Tired of leftist crybabies such as your self pimping man made global warming and the only solution you have is to transfer money from rich countries to poor countries. In fact every solution is completely based on socialist policies. The man made global warming scam is nothing more than another socialist tactic to take money from one group and give it to another.

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Survey reveals above average snowpack in Sierra

Well, of course it is. We're getting El Niño storms in California now and the Sierras are getting a lot of snow.....unlike the last few drought years. SO WHAT???

 

"Above average snowpack in Sierra" this year has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that most of the glaciers in the world are not only melting, but melting even faster than they were a few decades ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top being such a chicken little Pogo. LOL Tired of leftist crybabies such as your self pimping man made global warming and the only solution you have is to transfer money from rich countries to poor countries. In fact every solution is completely based on socialist policies. The man made global warming scam is nothing more than another socialist tactic to take money from one group and give it to another.

 

Another good example of the ideologically driven, politically obsessed, extremely insane rightwingnut denial of the scientifically confirmed reality of human caused global warming/climate changes.

 

Close to 200 nations recently met in Paris to reach an international agreement on how to deal with the very real and dangerous climate change crisis that the world is facing. The world scientific community almost unanimously affirms the reality and dangers of AGW/CC and strongly urges immediate action.

 

Meanwhile, the bamboozled denier cult dupes of the fossil fuel industry repeat the idiotic lies and scare tactics ("socialism - booga-booga") that their puppetmasters use to manipulate them into rejecting science and reality in favor of protecting the profit stream of the oil and coal billionaires.

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LOL you are in so deep to your religion, its sad.

 

You are so deep in your cultic denial of reality, it's both pathetic and kind of hilarious, you poor sucker.

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LOL you are in so deep to your religion, its sad.

 

It's a way to cope with his admitted inability to afford an electric or hybrid automobile.

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It's a way to cope with his admitted inability to afford an electric or hybrid automobile.

Is posting nonsense about people on an anonymous forum that you know nothing about, your way of coping with your retarded inability to face reality and admit, as the world scientific community affirms, that the 43% increase in carbon dioxide levels (so far) caused by burning fossil fuels is causing the current accelerating global warming (and its consequent climate changes and disruptions) that pose a severe danger to our world, our biosphere, our agricultural systems, our food supplies, and our civilization?

 

Too bad you are such a fucking blind idiot, rockhead.

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In the real world.....

 

Glaciers melting faster than ever

ScienceDaily

August 3, 2015

Source: University of Zurich

Summary: The World Glacier Monitoring Service has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a new comprehensive analysis of global glacier changes. In this study, observations of the first decade of the 21st century (2001-2010) were compared to all available earlier data from in-situ, air-borne, and satellite-borne observations as well as to reconstructions from pictorial and written sources.

 

The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a new comprehensive analysis of global glacier changes in the Journal of Glaciology. In this study, observations of the first decade of the 21st century (2001-2010) were compared to all available earlier data from in-situ, air-borne, and satellite-borne observations as well as to reconstructions from pictorial and written sources.

 

"The observed glaciers currently lose between half a metre and one metre of its ice thickness every year -- this is two to three times more than the corresponding average of the 20th century," explains Michael Zemp, Director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service and lead author of the study. "Exact measurements of this ice loss are reported from a few hundred glaciers only. However, these results are qualitatively confirmed from field and satellite-based observations for tens of thousands of glaciers around the world."

 

Global glacier decline

 

According to the international author team, the current rate of glacier melt is without precedence at global scale, at least for the time period observed and probably also for recorded history, as indicated also in reconstructions from written and illustrated documents. In addition, the study shows that the long-term retreat of glacier tongues is a global phenomenon. Intermittent re‐advance periods at regional and decadal scales are normally restricted to a subsample of glaciers and have not come close to achieving the Little Ice Age maximum positions reached between the 16th and 19th century. As such, glacier tongues in Norway have retreated by some kilometres from its maximum extents in the 19th century. The intermittent re-advances of the 1990s were restricted to glaciers in the coastal area and to a few hundred metres.

 

In addition, the study indicates that the intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalance of glaciers in many regions of the world. "These glaciers will suffer further ice loss, even if climate remains stable," explains Michael Zemp.

 

Story Source:

 

The above post is reprinted from materials provided by University of Zurich. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

 

Journal Reference:

 

Michael Zemp, Holger Frey, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, Samuel U. Nussbaumer, Martin Hoelzle, Frank Paul, Wilfried Haeberli, Florian Denzinger, Andreas P. Ahlstrøm, Brian Anderson, Samjwal Bajracharya, Carlo Baroni, Ludwig N. Braun, Bolívar E. Cáceres, Gino Casassa, Guillermo Cobos, Luzmila R. Dávila, Hugo Delgado Granados, Michael N. Demuth, Lydia Espizua, Andrea Fischer, Koji Fujita, Bogdan Gadek, Ali Ghazanfar, Jon Ove Hagen, Per Holmlund, Neamat Karimi, Zhongqin Li, Mauri Pelto, Pierre Pitte, Victor V. Popovnin, Cesar A. Portocarrero, Rainer Prinz, Chandrashekhar V. Sangewar, Igor Severskiy, Oddur Sigurðsson, Alvaro Soruco, Ryskul Usubaliev, Christian Vincent. Historically unprecedented global glacier decline in the early 21st century. Journal of Glaciology, 2015; 61 (228): 745 DOI: 10.3189/2015JoG15J017

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pogo just barfs out more and more stupidity. He is a fanatic, an extremist. He can't change his mind and wont change the subject and in this case, wont shut up. LOL

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pogo just barfs out more and more stupidity. He is a fanatic, an extremist. He can't change his mind and wont change the subject and in this case, wont shut up.

How everybody knows that Foolopoopian is an insane retard....

 

He equates reputable scientific studies of the real world ("Summary: The World Glacier Monitoring Service has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published a new comprehensive analysis of global glacier changes.") with "more and more studipity".

 

Actually it is his deranged denier cult posts that amount to just 'more and more stupity'.

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Why do you keep repeating what I say? LOL! Come up with your own material.

Why do you keep on posting retarded drivel after it has been so thoroughly debunked?

 

Are you trying to look like an like an even bigger imbecile than you already do?

 

That'd be a pretty steep uphill climb but you could manage it, I'm sure.

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24 days to Al Gores 10 years to save the planet Deadline.

 

Well then, it's good that almost 200 nations just reached an agreement in Paris to begin to effectively deal with this climate change crisis that is already beginning to happen. Just in time to beat the "Deadline"!

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One of the reasons that Greenland's glaciers are melting faster than expected.....

 

Greenland's undercut glaciers melting faster than thought

PhysOrg

by Alan Buis

July 22, 2015

Greenland's glaciers flowing into the ocean are grounded deeper below sea level than previously measured, allowing intruding ocean water to badly undercut the glacier faces. That process will raise sea levels around the world much faster than currently estimated, according to a team of researchers led by Eric Rignot of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

 

The researchers battled rough waters and an onslaught of icebergs for three summers to map the remote channels below Greenland's marine-terminating glaciers for the first time. Their results have been accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

 

"Measurements are challenging to obtain beneath hundreds of meters of seawater in poorly charted, ice-infested fjords," Rignot wrote. He and co-authors Ian Fenty of JPL, Cilan Cai and Yun Xu of UCI, and Chris Kemp of Terrasond Ltd., Seattle, obtained and analyzed around-the-clock measurements of the depth, salinity and temperature of channel waters and their intersection with the coastal edge of Greenland's ice sheet.

 

The team found some glaciers perched on giant earthen sills, protecting them from the punishing salt waters for now, while others were being severely eroded out of sight beneath the surface, meaning they could collapse and melt much sooner. "Numerical ice sheet models do not take into account these interactions and as a result underestimate how fast the glaciers will respond to climate warming," said Rignot. 10.1002/2015GL064236

 

1x1.gif Explore further: Warm ocean drives most Antarctic ice shelf loss, research shows

 

More information: "Undercutting of marine-terminating glaciers in West Greenland." DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064236

 

Journal reference: Geophysical Research Letters img-dot.gif img-dot.gif

 

Provided by: Jet Propulsion Laboratory img-dot.gif

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As human caused global warming continues to raise temperatures, most of the glaciers on Earth are melting, shrinking, retreating and, in some cases, vanishing altogether. In many places around the world, mountain glaciers serve as very important water storage mechanisms, retaining the winter storm water and releasing it in the summer to feed the rivers and supply water for plants, animals, agriculture and humans. The loss of these glaciers will create massive water shortages and agricultural collapses leading to food shortages and mass starvation.

 

Right now, in the real world, here's hard evidence of this glacial retreat and testimony from living witnesses....

 

As temperatures rise, glaciers melting faster

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

November 27, 2015

By Joby Warrick / The Washington Post

WEST GLACIER, Mont. - The river of ice that hugs Mount Grinnell's high ridges is neither big nor particularly beautiful, but it may be the most accessible glacier in all of North America. In as little as three hours, an average hiker can traverse the mountain's well-groomed trail to plant a foot on a frozen relic of the Little Ice Age.

 

But if you want to see it, you'd better hurry. Grinnell Glacier is disappearing - fast.

 

This crescent-shaped glacier in Montana's northern Rockies had been contracting for decades because of warming temperatures. Lately it has been shrinking at a breathtaking clip, losing as much as a 10th of its mass in a single year. As early as 2030, scientists say, it may no longer exist.

 

The glacier's steep decline mirrors that of hundreds of other U.S. glaciers, from Californias Sierra Nevada to the North Cascades to the Central Alaska Range. All are in retreat, yet nowhere are the effects so profoundly felt as here in Glacier National Park, which experts say could be glacier-free by mid-century.

 

"They'll be gone in a few decades," said Dan Fagre, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey who monitors the park's 25 remaining glaciers and plots each years losses.

 

The decline of glaciers here and around the world is frequently cited by scientists as evidence of a climate undergoing rapid change. Scientific studies have confirmed that more than 90 percent of the world's glaciers are retreating, and many of the smaller ones - like the alpine ice sheets of Glacier National Park - are rapidly disappearing.

 

The impacts extend well beyond the loss of majestic scenery. Thawing glaciers account for about 20 percent of the sea-level rise recorded in the past century, adding to the meltwater coming from polar ice caps and ice sheets. In the United States, the loss of mountain glaciers and snow cover is depriving Western states of a critical water source during the summer, when snowmelt feeds streams and rivers and helps farmers and wildlife survive the dry months.

 

"At this trajectory, within a few centuries most glaciers are going to be toast," said Jeremy Shakun, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Boston College. "We're orchestrating something akin to the end of an ice age, but much faster."

 

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Fagre has been keeping watch on Glacier National Park's ice fields with the concern of a physician tending to a room full of very sick patients. He scales the mountains regularly to take photographs and measurements, recording a steady decline that is counted in tons and meters.

 

Already there have been losses. Boulder Glacier, once a large ice field above the park's Boulder Pass, was the backdrop for many a tourist photo, including a famous 1910 portrait of cowboys silhouetted against an immense field of white. It was still impressive in 1992, when Mr. Fagre first hiked to the glacier to take measurements. Today, nothing remains but a few slushy leftovers.

 

"I've gone there regularly enough to see it go from an awesome thing to a tiny strip clinging to the shadows," said Mr. Fagre, a research ecologist and the parks resident climate-change expert. "It's functionally gone. What's left is remnant ice, not a glacier."

 

Scores of the park's glaciers have experienced the same fate. In the mid-19th century, 150 glaciers existed within the boundaries of what became Glacier National Park. Only 25 remain, and already park officials are preparing for a time when the park so famous for its glaciers will no longer have them.

 

The park's scientists acknowledge that glaciers can wax and wane for reasons unrelated to man-made climate change. Montana's small alpine glaciers are less than 7,000 years old-young, by geological standards - and they have been gradually declining for at least a century, long before humans began emitting huge volumes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. George Bird Grinnell, the naturalist who in 1885 discovered the glacier that now bears his name, observed 90 years go that it appeared to be losing mass.

 

But there are unmistakable signs that the warming and thawing have accelerated. A 2003 scientific paper co-authored by Mr. Fagre mapped out possible futures for the park's glaciers, with predictions that varied depending on the level of carbon pollution in the atmosphere. The most dire scenario predicts that all glaciers in the parks main Blackfoot-Jackson Glacier Basin could be gone by 2030. The forecast, which drew scoffs at the time, now appears to have been slightly optimistic. "We keep going beyond what we predicted a few years ago," Mr. Fagre said.

 

The Grinnell Glacier, in another corner of the park, appears to be riding a similar trajectory. The small glacier has been photographed by tens of thousands of visitors and was famously visited in 1997 by Vice President Al Gore, who stood on the ice to call attention to climate change. The glacier has shriveled dramatically since then, losing scores of meters in length and shedding much of the imposing bulk remembered by journalists who accompanied Mr. Gore on the trip.

 

"We used to have to climb 15 to 20 feet on the land side to get on top of the glacier, and we worried about ice falling down on our people," Mr. Fagre recalled. "Now it's not even up to your kneecap."

Always, always the topic of possiblities, never the actual results of everything compounded so far. Point of eternal origins of details never combined as before again as everything here is specifically spaced apart balanced between action and reaction.

 

Inorganic expansing details of specific molecular content and organic contracting results ancestral ancestry within a food chain and the space of "being" specifically here now.

 

Pogorocks, your time manipulation of Eternity radially defined by personal points of interest at controlling what humans have to believe possible is coming to its cimatic end. You are a real drama queen.

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Always, always the topic of possiblities, never the actual results of everything compounded so far. Point of eternal origins of details never combined as before again as everything here is specifically spaced apart balanced between action and reaction.

 

Inorganic expansing details of specific molecular content and organic contracting results ancestral ancestry within a food chain and the space of "being" specifically here now.

 

Pogorocks, your time manipulation of Eternity radially defined by personal points of interest at controlling what humans have to believe possible is coming to its cimatic end. You are a real drama queen.

And ol' SurelyRetarded posts his usual meaningless incoherent gibberish.

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And ol' SurelyRetarded posts his usual meaningless incoherent gibberish.

You use the word retard in almost every one of your posts. How old are you?

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You use the word retard in almost every one of your posts. How old are you?

Older than you....and old enough to recognize that you are a total flaming retard, Foolopoopian.

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Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA



BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.



Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialisation where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place....




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Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA

BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.

Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialisation where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place....

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Exactly! dont forget the Algore little Einstein "The center of the erf is very very warm its literally millions and millions of degrees" omg the idiots that believe in man made global warmer...uhhg.

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