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 Updated 6 February 2006      

 

 

Greenland glaciers rate of advance doubles 

3 Feb 06  - A report from the University of Swansea's School of the Environment and Society said that two major Greenland glaciers - the Kangerdlugssuaq and Helheim glaciers - have doubled their rate of flow to the ocean over the past two years after steady movement during the 1990s.

"It seems likely that other Greenland outlets will undergo similar changes, which would impact the mass balance of the ice sheet more rapidly than predicted," the study said.

“The fact that the two major outflow glaciers had shown the same sudden acceleration despite being more than 300 km apart suggested the cause was not local but more likely climatic or oceanic in origin.”

This article, published by Reuters News Service, goes on to wring its hands over global warming. Funny, isn’t it, how retreating glaciers were once attributed to global warming - now advancing glaciers are attributed to global warming.

See complete article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060203/sc_nm/environment_greenland_dc

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