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Glaciers Growing in Western Himalayas

Including Mount Everest, K2 and Nanga Parbat
  
 

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24 May 09 – In a defiant act of political incorrectness, 230 glaciers in the western Himalayas - including Mount Everest, K2 and Nanga Parbat - are actually growing.

View of Mt. Everest region from the International Space Station.

"These are the biggest mid-latitude glaciers in the world," John Shroder of the University of Nebraska-Omaha said. "And all of them are either holding still, or advancing."

Not only are the glaciers advancing, 87 of the glaciers have surged forward since the 1960s, says a recent article in Discovery News.

“An analysis of gravity signatures in the region also suggests the glaciers are growing in mass, and have been since at least 1980,” the article continues. The increasing glacier mass has lead to an increase in discharge for the mighty Indus River.

           The article then blathers on about the woes of global warming.

See entire article:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/05/himalayas-glaciers.html
Thanks to Eunice Farmilant of Plains, Montana for this link
        “Love your website!” says Eunice.

See also:
World misled over melting Himalayan glaciers

Warning based on "speculation" and "no formal research"
     This is a must-read.
17 Jan 2010 - "A warning that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by
the United Nations body that issued it."
See World misled over melting Himalayan glaciers



See also:
Glaciers in western Himalayas thickening and expanding  
23 Nov 08 - A study published by the American Meteorological Society
found that glaciers are only shrinking in the eastern Himalayas. Further
west, in the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram, glaciers are "thickening 
and expanding".
See Glaciers in western Himalayas thickening and expanding

 

  

 

 

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