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Here's a (partial) list of the 
specific glaciers that are growing

(There are many more)
 
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  • India - Record snowfall revives 2,000 glaciers  
    17 Feb 11 - Already more snowfall this month than
    1998 record for the entire month. Think you'll see
    this in the mainstream media?

    See India - Record snowfall revives 2,000 glaciers  

     
  • NORWAY
          Ålfotbreen Glacier
          Briksdalsbreen Glacier
          Nigardsbreen Glacier
          Hardangerjøkulen Glacier
          Hansebreen Glacier
          Jostefonn Glacier
          Engabreen glacier
    (The Engabreen glacier
            is the second largest glacier in Norway. It is a
            part (a glacial tongue) of the Svartisen glacier,
            which has steadily increased in mass since the 
            1960s when heavier winter precipitation set in.)

  • Norway's glaciers growing at record pace.  The face of the Briksdal glacier,
    an off-shoot of the largest glacier in Norway and mainland Europe, is growing by an
    average 7.2 inches (18 cm) per day. (From the Norwegian daily Bergens Tidende.)


    Click here to see mass balance of Norwegian glaciers:
    http://www.nve.no/

          Choose "English" (at top of the page), choose "Water,"
          then "Hydrology," then "Glaciers and Snow" from the menu.
          You'll see a list of all significant glaciers in Norway.
                       
          (Thanks to Leif-K. Hansen for this info.)
  • CANADA
          Helm Glacier
          Place Glacier

          Glaciers growing on Canada’s tallest mountain
          17 Nov 08 – The ice-covered peak of Yukon's soaring Mount Logan
          may be due for an official re-measurement after readings that suggest
          this country's superlative summit has experienced a growth spurt.
         
    See Glaciers growing on Canada’s tallest mountain
  • FRANCE
        
    Mt. Blanc - See Mont Blanc Glacier almost doubles in size
  • ECUADOR
          Antizana 15 Alpha
    Glacier
     
  • Italy
         Winter snows did not all melt on Italy’s Presena Glacier this summer
        
    10 Nov 09 - 'Their massive base depth last season meant it didn’t all melt
         over the summer so they have nearly a metre and a half of snow on the glacier
         ski area already." (The second story of this kind in two years.)
        
    See Winter snows did not all melt on Italy’s Presena Glacier this summer

     
    Glaciers growing in Italy
    8 Feb 11 - Glaciers are growing on two different mountains in Italy -
    Mount Canin and Mount Montasio. Will you see this in the main-stream media?
    Glaciers growing in Italy
  • SWITZERLAND
          Silvretta Glacier
  • KIRGHIZTAN
         Abramov
  • RUSSIA
         Maali Glacier (This glacier is surging. See below)
     
    • GREENLAND See Greenland Icecap Growing Thicker  
      Greenland glacier advancing 7.2 miles per year!
      The BBC recently ran
      a documentary, The Big Chill, saying that we could be on the verge of an ice
      age. Britain could be heading towards an Alaskan-type climate within a decade,
      say scientists, because the Gulf Stream is being gradually cut off. The Gulf
      Stream keeps temperatures unusually high for such a northerly latitude.

      One of Greenland’s largest glaciers has already doubled its rate of advance,
      moving forward at the rate of 12 kilometers (7.2 miles) per year. To see a
      transcript of the documentary,
      go to
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/bigchilltrans.shtml


      Greenland Ice Sheet Growing Thicker
      4 Nov 05 - After gathering data for more than ten years, a team of
      Norwegian-led scientists has found that the Greenland Ice Sheet is
      actually growing thicker at its interior.
      See Greenland Ice Sheet Growing Thicker


      Rebellious Greenland Glacier Keeps Growing
      26 July 10 - Berlingske Glacier has steadily grown for the past
      100 years. And yet, it's not counted in the glacier inventory. Why
      haven't we heard about this growing glacier?
      See Rebellious Greenland Glacier Keeps Growing

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    • CHILE
      Pio XI, the largest glacier in South America, grows
      50 meters in height, length and density every day.

      See Pio XI - Largest glacier in Chile - Growing every day

       
    • NEW ZEALAND
      All 48 glaciers in the Southern Alps have grown during the past year.
      The growth is at the head of the glaciers, high in the mountains, where they
      gained more ice than they lost. Noticeable growth should be seen at the 
      foot of the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers within two to three years.(27 May 2003)
      See New Zealand Glaciers Growing

            Fox, Franz Josef glaciers defy trend - New Zealand's
            two best-known glaciers are still on the march
       
            31 Jan 07 - See Franz Josef Glacier still on the march

      See also Pesky New Zealand Glaciers Growing

      See also: Contrarian New Zealand Glaciers Keep Growing


    • ARGENTINA
      Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier, the largest glacier in Patagonia, 
      is advancing at the rate of 7 feet per day. The 250 km² ice formation,
      30 km long, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice
      Field. This ice field, located in the Andes system shared with Chile, 
      is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perito_Moreno_Glacier

    • UNITED STATES
            
      - Colorado (scroll down to see AP article)
            - Washington (Mount St. Helens, Mt. Rainier* and Mt. Shuksan
            - California
      (Mount Shasta - scroll down for info)
            - Montana (scroll down for info)
           
      - Glacier Peak, WA (scroll down for info
            - Alaska (Mt. McKinley and Hubbard).

                     

    • SPAIN
      Glaciers growing in Spain (Pyrinees)
      10 Jan 11 - El glaciar del Infierno (glacier of Hell) has advanced.
      The mainstream media seems to have somehow missed this.

      See Glaciers growing in Spain (Pyrinees)


       

    • Antarctica growing colder - Ice expanding
      18 Apr 09 - "Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica," says this
      article. In addition, the South Pole has shown "significant cooling
      in recent decades".
      See Antarctica growing colder - Ice expanding


       

    • Antarctic ice grows to record levels
      13 Sep 07 - While the Antarctic Peninsula area has warmed 
      in recent years and ice near it diminished during the Southern 
      Hemisphere summer, the interior of Antarctica has been colder 
      and ice elsewhere has been more extensive and longer lasting,
      See Antarctic ice grows to record levels

       
      Oops - West Antarctic Ice Sheet
      not losing ice as fast as we thought
      20 Oct 09 — New measurements by
      GPS Network suggest the rate of ice
      loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet
      has been slightly overestimated.
      See Oops - West Antarctic Ice Sheet not losing ice as fast as we thought

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    • Antarctica's Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf is growing
      7 Dec 05 – Scientists Joughin and Bamber re-evaluated the mass balances
      of the ice in Antarctica. "It is clear from the results of this study that the
      Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf is not rapidly, or even slowly, wasting away.
      Quite to the contrary, it is growing."
      See Antarctica's Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf growing

       

    • Alaska's Hubbard Glacier advancing 7 feet per day!
      10 May 09 – This from climatologist Cliff Harris of the Coeur d’Alene Press.
      It's possible that the glacier could close the fjord by later this summer if the
      current rate speeds up, says Harris.
      See Alaska's Hubbard Glacier advancing 7 feet per day!

       

    • Global Warming? New Data Shows Ice Is Back
      19 Feb 08 - A Feb. 18 report in the London Daily Express showed that there is nearly 
      a third more ice in Antarctica than usual, challenging the global warming crusaders and
       buttressing arguments of skeptics who deny that the world is undergoing global warming.
      See Most snow cover since 1966
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    • Mount St. Helens’ Crater Glacier Advancing Three Feet Per Day
      25 Jun 07 - See Crater Glacier
       

    • Against odds, glacier grows in cauldron of Mt. St. Helens
      15 May 08 – See Glacier grows in cauldron of Mt. St. Helens
       

    • Mount St. Helens glacier (Crater Glacier) growing 50 feet per year
      September 20, 2004 - See Mount St. Helens

    Largest glacier in Argentina advancing
    15 Jun 09 – "Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier is (supposedly) one of only a few ice fields worldwide that have withstood rising global temperatures.”
    See Largest glacier in Argentina advancing


    Alaska's Hubbard Glacier advancing 7 feet per day!
    10 May 09 – This from climatologist Cliff Harris of the Coeur d’Alene Press.
    It's possible that the glacier could close the fjord by later this summer if the
    current rate speeds up, says Harris.
    See Alaska's Hubbard Glacier advancing 7 feet per day!


    Glaciers growing on Glacier Peak, WA
    16 Oct 08 – Email from reader
    Before I moved to CO in 2005 it was obvious that the glaciers and snow 
    had receded and rock was visible in areas all the way to the peak. The glaciers
    and snow are back now ... completely covered in white from top to bottom,
    and this is after the "warm" summer months here in the PNW.
    See Glaciers growing on Glacier Peak, WA
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    Glaciers in Norway Growing Again
    Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors
    results in Alaska, elsewhere, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.
    See Glaciers in Norway Growing Again


    Glaciers in western Himalayas thickening and expanding  
    Arctic ice cover above it’s 30-year average
    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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    Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years
    16 Oct 08 - High snowfall and cold weather to blame leading
    to the increase in glacial mass.
    See Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years
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    Growing Alaskan glaciers the start of a new Little Ice Age?
    14 Oct 08 – “Never before in the history of a research project dating back
    to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind of snow buildup that
    came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.
    See Growing Alaskan glaciers the start of a new Little Ice Age?
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    Himalayan Glaciers Not Shrinking
    Glacial Experts Question Theory of Global Warming

    15 Feb 07 - See Himalayan Glaciers Not Shrinking
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    Many people have asked why some glaciers in South America are melting.
    I think it is perfectly understandable. Remember, we have had two of the
    strongest El Ninos on record during the past 21 years. During an El Nino,
    a narrow band of the Pacific Ocean warms by as much as 14 degrees. This
    band of warm water travels east essentially along the equator until it slams
    into South America.

    It seems logical that the increased rainfall caused by El Nino, plus the
    warmer winds blowing across the warmer water, could hasten glacial melt.
    But let me say it again. I do not believe that this is caused by humans, I think
    it is caused by the El Nino phenomenon, which is caused by underwater
    volcanism, which is increasing due to the ice-age cycle.

    With this said, let me point out many glaciers in South America remain
    stable, and some - including the Pio XI Glacier and the Perito Moreno
    Glacier - are growing. The Pio XI Glacier is the largest glacier in the
    southern hemisphere. The Moreno Glacier is the largest glacier in Patagonia.

    I find it curious that news reports do not mention these two glaciers.

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    Contrary to previous reports, Arctic ice did not thin during the 1990s, say 
    researchers at the Department of Oceanography at Göteborg University in
    Göteborg, Sweden. http://www.envirotruth.org/images/ice-in-90s.pdf

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    Alaska Glacier Surges -17 Mar 06 
    See
    McGinnis Glacier  
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    Look at what's happening on Mt. Baker, in Washington State.
    (Mt. Baker is near Mt. Shukson, where glaciers are now growing.) 

    This is a photo of my friend Jim Terrell taken on
    Mt. Baker, Washington. Jim is more than six feet
    tall. See the black line about six feet above his head?
    That's where the snow from the winter of 1998/99
    stopped melting. Above that, is snow that never
    melted from the winter of 1999/2000. Why isn't
    the media reporting this sort of thing?
     

    Photo by Mazz Terrell
    19 July 2000

    ..

    Fast forward 11 years and we find...
    Snow still five stories deep on Mt. Baker road
    13 Jul 11 - “Deepest snow I’ve seen since the world-record year 1999, when the highway didn’t open for the summer,” says maintenance supervisor.
    See Snow still five stories deep on Mount Baker road


    See also Growing_Glaciers 
    See also Greenland Icecap Growing Thicker  
    and Antarctic Icecap Growing Thicker

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