Thursday, April 26, 2012

Earth's Glaciers Are 'Out Of Wack'

The retreat of McCall Glacier in North Alaska. The left panel is 1958; the right panel is 2003

World's Glaciers 'Out Of Balance' -- BBC

Earth's glaciers are seriously out of balance with the global climate and are already on their way to losing almost 40% of their volume.

That is the assessment of scientists after studying a representative group of 144 small and large glaciers around the world.

Their figure assumes no further warming of the climate.

However, if temperatures continue to rise as models predict, the wastage will be even higher, the team says.

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Anonymous said...

Only 144 glaciers were studied and they can conclude that the worlds glaciers are out of wack? There are 160,000 glaciers that are known at the present time, they study 144 and they make conclusions about the rest of them from that tiny sample. Amazing. If I had submitted a science paper like that in undergrad science they would have tossed me out on my ear.

Climate alarmism is a faith.

War News Updates Editor said...

Good point on looking at the big picture.