Glaciers Growing Because of Global Warming

Not by Fire but by Ice


Updated 25 August 06


Glaciers growing because of global warming, 
new study claims


24 Aug 06 - Researchers at Newcastle University looked at temperature
trends in the western Himalaya over the past century.

They found warmer winters and cooler summers, combined with more
snow and rainfall, could be causing some mountain glaciers to increase
in size.

Dr Hayley Fowler, senior research associate at the university's school of
civil engineering and geosciences, said: "The findings from our work have
implications for the water supplies of around 50 million people in Pakistan."

Co-researcher David Archer added: "Our research is concerned with both
climate change and the climate variability that is happening from year to year.
"However, information on the impacts of climatic change is important for the
longer term management of water resources and to help us understand what
is happening in the mountains under global warming."

Yup. If the glaciers melt, it’s global warming.
And if the glaciers grow?
It’s global warming, of course.

(Thanks to both Dave Gendron and Tom Weatherby for this link.)

See also expanding glaciers
See also Antarctic Ice Cap Growing Thicker




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