Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Al Gore Foiled: Himalyan Glaciers Grow Back !
With high-altitude mountains in northern India's Himachal Pradesh region experiencing up to 100 cm of fresh snowfalls in November, is living up to it's translated name...''region of snowy mountains.'' After 10 years the abundance of snow on the mountains has rejuvenated nearly one thousand glaciers and has ensured an uninterrupted supply of water for drinking and irrigation. Don't tell me Al Gore was exaggerating again! That Inconvenient Truth movie is turning out to be ''Inconvienent Lies''.
Even after years of research on glaciers and climate of the Himalayas, scientists have failed to learn the pattern of the weather here. While scanty snowfalls and steady temperatures in the last decade had sparked the possibilities of fast shrinking of glaciers, good spells of snowfall in the last three years have changed the trend with glaciers where they have almost grown to their original size. I'm sure you won't be hearing from Mr Gore about this great news.
Some scientists say even if the summers seemed hotter lately, the extreme cold in winters have been neutralizing the minor effect of of those summer temperatures. Overall, the speed of the melting glaciers has reduced over the past few years due to the good snowfalls. This is not what Al Gore was saying three years ago, when he was constantly warning that a billion people in the Indian subcontinent would run out of water by now.
This improves even the good news that was reported a few months earlier and again, not publicized in the brainwashed ''lame-stream'' media; ''New research shows the world's greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgystan, have lost NO ICE over the last decade!'' headlined the report. The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50 billion tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfalls. Bristol University glaciologist Professor Jonathan Bamber, who was not part of the research team, said; ''The very unexpected result was the negligible mass loss from high Asian mountains which can be described as 0%.''
The Way I See It.....the study was the first serious survey, getting away from the lately-proven unreliability of computer models, of all the world's icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. Overall, the contribution of melting ice including the two largest icecaps in Greenland and Antarctica is much less than previously estimated by these models, with the lack of ice loss in the Himalayas and the other high peaks of Asia responsible for most of the discrepancy.
One point of fact is that much of Antarctica's ice covering has actually increased by 200% in the last two years, while the Arctic ice sheet has broken up. The record Antarctic sea ice cover was revealed in satellite images from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado. At the end of the southern winter (in September), ice covered 7.51 million square miles of sea -- more than at any time since records began in 1979. For the last 30 years the amount Antarctica sea ice has been increasing by 1% each decade. Which is why there has been, or will be in the foreseeable future, no rise in ocean sea levels as Mother Earth balances things out globally.