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    Melting Glaciers !
    #1
    It is always in the news every now and then, but seeing it in the papers on successive days drew my attention.

    Yesterday: (Antarctica)
    Centuries from now, a large swath of the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to be gone, its hundreds of trillions of tons of ice melted, causing a four-foot rise in already swollen seas.

    WWW.NYTIMES.COM
    The Big Melt Accelerates
    With every day, it seems, comes new evidence that the thawing of the...

    Today: (Tibet)
    Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, home to several Himalayan rivers, have shrunk by 15% in the past three decades and the situation could worsen in future due to global warming, Chinese scientists say.

    TIMESOFINDIA.INDIATIMES.COM
    Glaciers in Tibetan Plateau shrinking...
    Environment News: Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, home to...

    If anybody is still interested in glaciers :-)

    Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long -- Ogden Nash
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    Ganges[Bhagirati]glacier,gomukh
    melting fast

    consistency is the hobdob
    of small minds[
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    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/science/climate/2002-02-03-tree-rings.htm
    But keep in mind that the climate on Earth is still much colder today than it was during a 200 year period 1000 years ago.
    Back then, the Vikings established productive farms on the coast of Greenland.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Warm_Period
    http://www.longrangeweather.com/global_temperatures.htm
    Global Temperature Trends From 2500 B.C. To 2040 A.D.

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    (This post was last modified: 05-22-2014, 02:12 PM by velvetfog.)

    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
    - Robert A. Heinlein
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