AGW Now Causes Glaciers To Grow

Is there nothing that anthropogenic global warming can’t do?

From the Climate Change Expected Anomalies Department:

The glaciers on Mount Shasta, near the California-Oregon border, are growing, not receding, as a result of changing weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean. That’s not happening to any other glaciers in the lower 48 states.

“When people look at glaciers around the world, the majority of them are shrinking,” said Slawek Tulaczyk, an assistant professor of earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who led a team studying Shasta’s glaciers. “These glaciers seem to be benefiting from the warming ocean.”

Actually, we know little about the majority of the glaciers around the world. In fact, one of the most famous examples, Mt. Kilimanjaro, is melting not because of global warming, but deforestation, which, in my mind, is a more important issue then the output of CO2, a natural gas needed for life.

Going to the full story

Warmer temperatures have cut the number of glaciers at Montana’s Glacier National Park from 150 to 26 since 1850, and some scientists project there will be none left within 25 to 30 years. The timeline for the storied snows at Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro is even shorter, while the ice fields of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile also are retreating.

Wait, what ended around the mid 1800’s? That’s right, the Little Ice Age. And, surprise surprise, they mention Kilimanjaro. I actually wrote the above bit before going to the full story.

“It’s a bit of an anomaly that they are growing, but it’s not to be unexpected,” said Ed Josberger, a glaciologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Tacoma, Wash., who is currently studying retreating glaciers in Alaska and the northern Cascades of Washington.

Dr. Evil voice: riiiiiiiiiight. Because global warming climate change now causes everything. Probably the next ice age, too.

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3 Responses to “AGW Now Causes Glaciers To Grow”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Poor Teach his best argument has now devolved down to the fact that ONE glacier is growing. His predictions of the imminent arrival of another ice age seem to have not born fruit. This last spring was the 7th warmest out of 128 ever recorded, the world is still getting hotter.

  2. You mean the world warmed after a period known as the Little Ice Age? Goodness!

    Again, John, I do not disagree that the world warmed. I disagree that Man is the sole or primary cause.

  3. Stacy says:

    One volcanic explosion can release more carbon dioxide into the air than mankind ever has. Kind of arrogant to think we make that big of an impact.

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