Not by Fire but by Ice


Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us


Open letter to Senator John McCain
Are you aware that glaciers are growing in the United States?

14 Jul 09

Dear Senator McCain,

As a concerned citizen of the United States, I urge you to vote NO on the upcoming Cap-and-Trade (Control-and-Tax) bill, legislation purportedly designed to fight “global warming.”

What global warming?

Senator McCain, are you aware that glaciers are growing in the United States?

Yes, glaciers are growing in the United States.

The Nisqually Glacier on Mt. Rainier is growing. The Emmons Glacier on Mt. Rainier is growing. Crater Glacier on Mt. Saint Helens is growing. (According to the US Forest Service, Crater Glacier is now larger than it was before the 1980 eruption.) Glaciers on Glacier Peak in northern Washington are growing.

My fear is that that there is a giant cover up going on, especially given the fact that glaciers are also growing on California’s Mt. Shasta, and that glaciers are growing in Alaska for the first time in 250 years. In May, Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier was advancing at the rate of seven feet per day - more than half-a-mile per year. And in Icy Bay, at least three glaciers have advanced a third of a mile in one year.

Senator McCain, I wish you would ask the US Forest Service or the US Geological Survey (USGS) for a list of glaciers in the United States, and ask them to tell you – honestly - which ones are growing. I have a feeling that there are more growing glaciers than any of us have been told.

Every time I read about another growing glacier, I’m told that it's “the only glacier in the world that is bucking the global warming trend.”

But that’s not true.

Perito Moreno Glacier, the largest glacier in Argentina, is growing. Pio XI Glacier, the largest glacier in Chile, is growing. Glaciers are growing on Mt. Logan, the tallest mountain in Canada. Glaciers are growing on Mt. Blanc, the tallest mountain in France.

Glaciers (230 of them) are growing in the Western Himalayas. Glaciers are growing in Norway. Recently, all 50 glaciers in New Zealand were growing. Glaciers in Greenland are growing thicker. And contrary to what we’ve being told, the Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing, not shrinking.

More than 90 percent of the world’s glaciers are growing, but all that we hear about are the ones that are shrinking.

Not only are glaciers growing around the world, temperatures are dropping precipitously.

Are you aware that low temperature records were set in 46 states during the month of June? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), some 538 low temperature records were set in June alone.

This temperature drop is not restricted to the United States.

According to Dr. Roy Spencer, climatologist and former NASA scientist, satellite data for June shows that the earth has cooled an astounding .74F since former Vice President Al Gore released his propaganda piece "An Inconvenient Truth" in 2006.

Again, I urge you to vote NO on any Control-and-Tax bill.

As author of the book Not by Fire but by Ice, and publisher of, I can verify the facts that I am presenting to you today.

Robert W. Felix

P.S. Here are links to corroborate what I'm saying:

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