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More Deception from the UN
World's Glaciers (Supposedly) Melting Faster


16 Mar 08 - Glaciers are shrinking at record rates and many could disappear within decades, the U.N. Environment Program said Sunday.

Scientists measuring the health of almost 30 glaciers around the world found that ice loss reached record levels in 2006, the U.N. agency said.

               Thirty glaciers? What about Antarctica, where
               snowfall - and glacier growth - has been increasing
               since 1850?
(See Antarctic Snowfall Has Doubled Since 1850) The
               Antarctic Ice Sheet is almost one-hundred times 
               bigger than all of the rest of the world's glaciers 
               put together. 

UNEP warned that further ice loss could have dramatic consequences particularly in India, whose rivers are fed by Himalayan glaciers.

The west coast of North America, which gets much of its water from glaciers in mountain ranges such as the Rockies and Sierra Nevada, also would be affected, it said.

               Are we supposed to forget that the Cascades have 
               had record snow this year?

"There are many canaries emerging in the climate change coal mine," UNEP's executive director Achim Steiner said in a statement. "The glaciers are perhaps among those making the most noise and it is absolutely essential that everyone sits up and takes notice."

He urged governments to agree stricter targets for emissions reductions at an international meeting next year in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

On average, the glaciers shrank by 4.9 feet in 2006, the most recent year for which data are available.

               Are we supposed to forget that we’ve had record 
               snow accumulations this winter across the entire
               northern hemisphere?

The most severe loss was recorded at Norway's Breidalblikkbrea glacier, which shrank 10.2 feet in 2006, while Chile's Echaurren Norte glacier was the only one to grow slightly thicker.

               Are we supposed to forget that all 50 glaciers in
               New Zealand are growing? Are we supposed to 
               forget that the Franz Joseph Glacier, the largest
               glacier in New Zealand, has been advancing at 
               the rate of three feet per day?

"The latest figures are part of what appears to be an accelerating trend with no apparent end in sight," said Wilfried Haeberli, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service.

               What a fancy name. The World Glacier Monitoring
               Service. And they monitor only 30 glaciers? Talk 
               about cherry-picking your figures.
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