• Melt Or Grow? Fate Of Himalayan Glaciers Unknown

    • Date: 25/04/12

    Glacier scientists know very little about the state and the fate of the Hymalayan glaciers. The Himalayas are sometimes called the world’s “third pole” because they are covered with thousands of glaciers. Water from those glaciers helps feed some of the world’s most important rivers, including the Ganges and the Indus. And as those glaciers […]

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  • A Stellar Revision Of The Story Of Life

    • Date: 24/04/12

    Today the Royal Astronomical Society in London publishes (online) Henrik Svensmark’s latest paper entitled “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”. After years of effort Svensmark shows how the variable frequency of stellar explosions not far from our planet has ruled over the changing fortunes of living things throughout the past half billion years. […]

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  • Melting Of Siachen Glacier: Don’t Blame Global Warming

    • Date: 22/04/12

    Siachen is the only Glacier of Karakorum range melting with unprecedented rate, the cause of which is the military presence in the area and not global warming. The high-resolution images of the Siachen glacier show deep cracks every 10 feet (crevasses), both in longitudinal and transverse directions. The retreat of the glacier is also visible […]

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  • State Of Himalayan Glaciers Less Alarming Than Feared

    • Date: 20/04/12

    Ever since the false prognoses of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Himalayan glaciers have been a focus of public and scientific debate. The gaps in our knowledge of glaciers in the Himalayan region have hindered accurate statements and prognoses. An international team of researchers headed by glaciologists from the University of Zurich […]

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  • False Alarm: Some Himalayan Glaciers Are Growing

    • Date: 16/04/12

    Some glaciers in the Himalayas mountain range have gained a small amount of mass between 1999 and 2008, new research shows, bucking the global trend of glacial decline. The study published on Sunday in the Nature Geoscience journal also said the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas has contributed less to sea level rise than […]

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  • False Alarm: Twice As Many Emperor Penguins As Thought In Antarctica

    • Date: 14/04/12

    BBC News, 26 January 2009: Emperor penguins, whose long treks across Antarctic ice to mate have been immortalised by Hollywood, are heading towards extinction, scientists say. Based on predictions of sea ice extent from climate change models, the penguins are likely to see their numbers plummet by 95% by 2100. Daily Telegraph, December 2007: Global […]

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  • Bering Sea Ice Breaks All-Time Record

    • Date: 12/04/12

    The amount of floating ice in the Arctic’s Bering Sea – which had long been expected to retreat disastrously by climate-Cassandra organisations such as Greenpeace – reached all-time record high levels last month, according to US researchers monitoring the area using satellites. The US National Snow and Ice Data Center announced last week that ice […]

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  • Ice And Fire In Climate Science

    • Date: 11/04/12

    A wise tutor once told me that if something is written down in a scientific textbook it is probably true, but if it is published in a journal then put it on probation. It was good advice, especially when it comes to climate science. Many is the time that a particular paper, or indeed a […]

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