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Glaciers in western Himalayas thickening
and expanding

Arctic ice cover above it’s 30-year average

By Christopher Booker

23 Nov 08 -" Recently one newspaper published large pictures to illustrate the alarming retreat in the past 40 years of the Rongbuk glacier below Everest. Indian meteorologists, it was reported, were warning that, thanks to global warming, all the Himalayan glaciers could have disappeared by 2035.

"Yet two days earlier a report by the UN Environment Program had claimed that the cause of the melting glaciers was not global warming but the local warming effect of a vast "atmospheric brown cloud" hanging over that region, made up of soot particles from Asia's dramatically increased burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

"Furthermore a British study published two years ago 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".

"Meanwhile, all last week, ITV News was running a series of wearisomely familiar scare stories on the disappearing Arctic ice and those "doomed" polar bears - without telling its viewers that satellite images now show ice cover above its 30-year average, or that polar bear numbers are at record level. But then "polar bears not drowning after all - as snow falls over large parts of Britain" doesn't really make a story."

See entire article, originally published under the title “Stubborn glaciers fail to retreat, awkward polar bears continue to multiply “
Thanks to Gordon Pratt for this link

See also:
World misled over melting Himalayan glaciers

Warning based on "speculation" and "no formal research"
     This is a must-read.
17 Jan 2010 - "A warning that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by
the United Nations body that issued it."
See World misled over melting Himalayan glaciers


See also:
Glaciers Growing in
Western Himalayas
24 May 09 – In a defiant act
of political incorrectness, some
230 glaciers in the western
Himalayas - including Mount Everest, K2 and
Parbat -
are actually growing. See Glaciers Growing in Western Himalayas

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