Ice caves grow … because of global warming 

Not by Fire but by Ice


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9 August 07


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Ice caves grow … because of global warming
8 Aug 07 - "The Eisriesenwelt ice caves at Werfen near the Austrian city of Salzburg are said to be the largest in the world.

"The ice in the Eisriesenwelt ("World of the Ice Giants") has actually grown by a third since the 1920s.

"And there has been a marked increase in the growth of ice over the past 15 to 20 years.

"Warmer temperatures on top of the mountains may be helping the formations to develop earlier than usual.

"The ice is formed by water seeping through crevices into the freezing caverns below.

"The sooner the snow melts, the earlier water starts dripping into the caves.

"One of the first ice structures you see after entering the cave did not exist 10 years ago.

"The huge pillar was formed by tiny drops of melted snow water trickling through fissures in the rock.

"Even in the height of summer, temperatures in the caves usually stay below freezing - something that surprises many visitors."

            Amazing, isn’t it. If glaciers grow, it’s global warming. 
            If glaciers retreat, it’s global warming.
           Now, if ice caves shrink, it’s global warming. 
           And if ice caves grow? It’s global warming of course.

See entire article by Bethany Bell
Thanks to John Brown in Ardrossan, Scotland for this link






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