Get your glacier news! Climate Depot’s A-Z report includes comprehensive debunking of claims of human caused glacier melt


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 17, 2012 9:28 PM

For more on glaciers, see page 25 of Climate Depot Special Report: A-Z Climate Reality Check — Sub-Prime Science Exposé: ‘The claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing’

Warmists’ giddy: Stunning time-lapse video shows the disappearance of a glacier in just four years – Photographer James Balog’s ‘shocking time lapse video shows how a glacier has receded thousands of feet in just four years’

Flashback 2009: Watch Now: Climate Depot’s Morano debates Balog’s ice claims on CNN

Playing The Glacial Fraud Game: ‘Start with a 1940 photo. Jump to a 2004 photo. Don’t show the 1950 photo, which shows that most of the melt occurred during the 1940s’ — ‘Don’t show the map which tells us that two thirds of the glacier’s retreat occurred before 1880’

‘The Glacier Climate Scam’: ‘One of the more popular climate scams is to show photographs of glaciers from 1940s (or later) next to recent photos’ — ‘The implication being that these glaciers started to retreat sometime recently, and that it is due to global warming. This is blatant fraud. These glaciers have been retreating for hundreds of years, and it has nothing to do with CO2. The glacier in the EPA photograph above retreated eight feet per day between 1794 and 1879’

1939: All Of The World’s Glaciers In Retreat

The Great Glacier Con: ‘Science run amuck’ — Humans responsible for 50% decline in Glaciers in Wash. state? — But the state is COOLING! – Temps across Washington State DECLINED .07 degrees/decade Celsius from 1895 & 1985. Temps dipped even more from 1986 on…The snow pack in Cascade Mountains: it’s INCREASING. Snow pack is up a whopping 20% in just 30 years. The study author chose period of record as entire 20th century, when he knows that much of retreat occurred up to & during Dust Bowl era of 1930s before CO2 could have been a ‘problem’

Geologist: ‘Study of shrinking Mt. Adams glaciers—a good example of bad science’ — Dr. Don Easterbrook: ‘The climate has not gradually warmed—it has oscillated back and forth between warm and cool periods 4 times during past century (Figure 1),and the glaciers have fluctuated back and forth with the climate changes. The inference that the Mt. Adams glaciers began to retreat near the turn of the past century and have gradually shrunk because of gradual warming due to increased CO is false’

Greenland Ice News From 1940: ‘By far the largest number of local glaciers in NE Greenland had receded very greatly during recent decades and it would not be exaggerating to say that these glaciers were nearing a catastrophe’

2012 Analysis: ‘NASA’s James Hansen has recently determined that the temperature measurements from Greenland in 1940 were ‘suspiciously’ too high, and has whacked a couple of degrees of of them. Hansen’s magic computer has retroactively un-melted the glaciers. People back then were too dumb to know what melting ice looks like anyway’

1939 Glacial Retreat Showed That The Hockey Stick Is Nonsense

‘Glacial Melt Has Nothing To Do With Global Warming’ — ‘Glaciers were disappearing during the coldest year of the instrumental temperature record’

Have we heard this before?! 1951 Article: GLACIERS SHRINKING : ‘All glaciers examined from Green land through Scandinavia to Europe are shrinking’ –’And the shrinkage is not limited to high latitudes. Some glaciers in the European Alps have vanished completely. In East Africa, the glaciers on three high volcanoes —Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya and Ruwenzori —have been diminishing since they were first observed in 1880. The vast Muir Glacier in Alaska’s Glacier Bay has retreated a full 14 miles’ since 1902′

1951 Article Blows Away The Hockey Stick And Hansen’s Temperature Adjustments: Flashback 1951: ‘Greenland’s Ice is melting and the ruins of mediaeval farm-houses hidden by ice for centuries have already been exposed…The American geographer, F. E. Matthes, has reported that ‘glaciers in nearly all parts of the world receded regularly during the last 60 years, but especially rapidly during the 1930-40 decade.’

Big Trouble For Arctic Alarmists: ‘Not only is ice extent the highest in 7 years, but the ice is getting thicker and is positioned exactly where alarmists don’t want it to be’ — ‘The thick ice has shifted towards the west into the Chukchi Sea, where it will slow summer melt. Combine that with sea surface temperatures in the Bering Sea which are far below normal, and our chicken little friends are looking at a very bad summer’

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Excerpt below from Climate Depot Special Report: A-Z Climate Reality Check — Sub-Prime Science Exposé: ‘The claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing’

From page 25-27 of report:

GLACIERS

Some glaciers melted faster before 2nd half of 20th century — Leading Arctic Researcher Shows That Glacial Melt Slowed Substantially Since 1952 — ‘Leading Arctic expert William Carlson said that glaciers in Norway & Alaska lost half their size during the fifty years before 1952. Had that rate of loss continued, there would have been no glaciers left in Alaska or Norway by 2002. Given that there are glaciers remaining, we can infer that the rate of ice loss was slower in 2nd half of century than it was in 1st half of century’

UN Report: ‘Glaciers increasing despite climate change’ — ‘Glaciers in many parts of the world are increasing’ — ‘Glaciers have grown in western Norway, New Zealand’s South Island, parts of Asia and the Tierra del Fuego in South America.’

UN IPCC Wrong: Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds: ‘Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century’

IPCC Caught Again! ‘Importance Of Glaciers As A Source Of Fresh Water Exaggerated, Say Austrian Scientists: ‘IPCC has also grossly exaggerated the importance of glaciers as a source of fresh water…It is an exaggeration when it is claimed that the melting of glaciers endangers the water supply of 2 billion people.’

Alaskan glaciers at Icy Bay advance one-third of a mile in less than a year

Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier advancing

Hubbard Glacier in Alaska Advances

Western Canadian glaciers advance

EPA Glacier Fraud: EPA ignores fact ‘that there was 10 times as much ice loss at Alaska’s Muir glacier prior to 1941’

‘The EPA used the meaningless date of 1960 to intentionally fool people into believing their CO2 agenda

Flashback 1892 – Muir glacier already melting!: ‘The Muir glacier has once extended much further into the bay, and is now receding every year, while the sources of the ice supply are failing’

Huh? Global warming simultaneously causing Nepal to have too little water AND too much water?

Himalayan glaciers grew six-fold when Asia was hotter

Glaciers Receding Since Before Anthropogenic CO2 — Melt cannot be attributed to CO2

Black Carbon Soot From China & India Melting Himalayan Glaciers, Not CO2 Emissions Say Scientists

Himalayan Glaciers Stable Since 1992 Despite Large Human CO2 Emissions, Scientists Determine

European Glaciers Began A General Retreat In 1864

1902: European Glaciers Retreating Two Feet Per Week

‘Scientists have measured a ‘very modest’ increase on Sperry Glacier in Montana’s Glacier National Park…Glaciers are also growing in California, Alaska & Washington state

January 20, 2010 – AP’s Seth Borenstein UN climate report riddled with errors on glaciers: Five glaring errors were discovered in one paragraph of the world’s most authoritative report on global warming, forcing the Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate scientists who wrote it to apologize and promise to be more careful. The errors are in a 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-affiliated body. All the mistakes appear in a subsection that suggests glaciers in the Himalayas could melt away by the year 2035 – hundreds of years earlier than the data actually indicates. The year 2350 apparently was transposed as 2035.

January 21, 2010 Time magazine Himalayan Melting: How a Climate Panel Got It Wrong: ‘Glaciergate’ is a “black eye for the IPCC and for the climate-science community as a whole.”

January 21, 2010 Newsweek, The Economist Off-base camp – A mistaken claim about glaciers raises questions about the UN’s climate panel: “This mixture of sloppiness, lack of communication, and high-handedness gives the IPCC’s critics a lot to work with.”