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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Rivers of ice: Vanishing glaciers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15216875
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Beautiful,sad,scary
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Stunning.

It looks like those rivers seem to have evaporated into the air, more so than melting. Wonder if perhaps precipitation over time has diminished, and hence snow is not replinishing the ice.

It seems even in the first photos; the ice then already looked like it was showing signs of shrinkage through dehydration.

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Holy ****! A photograph that was taken in 1921 doesn't look exactly the same as its' setting in 2011?

There may be 36,000 glaciers in the Himilayas but they certainly aren't all receeding. This guy is a photographer, not a scientist, and his way of being an environmental activist is so so wrong..

ICE MELTS (some times faster than it accumulates)
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The implications are still the same no matter how or why it melted! Those people will still need water to drink,there wont be enough. It's still sad and scary,and the pics are still stunning and beautiful!
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quote:This guy is a photographer, not a scientist, and his way of being an environmental activist is so so wrong..
And no geographer, or glaciologist, or scientist would dare use carefully documented photographs as data in their studies...
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The narrator asks the question..." what is the story of 2060 [ another 500 million people in china/india ]?

Another question can be asked about our simple actions that don't help , and more than likely exacerbate the melt-offs.

Today I noticed a contractor with with his large diesel on the side of the road texting , messaging.
Ever since the new cell-phone laws , it has been an undeniable fact that about 98 percent of observable compliers IDLE .

It can be unquestionably said that cellphones are now directly adding CO2 and nitrous oxides, other pollutants, to the atmosphere.

I stopped , shut off my car , and went over and pointed this out to this young guy , and he chuckled , thought it out , and turned it off.
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Holy ****! A photograph that was taken in 1921 doesn't look exactly the same as its' setting in 2011?

There may be 36,000 glaciers in the Himilayas but they certainly aren't all receeding. This guy is a photographer, not a scientist, and his way of being an environmental activist is so so wrong..

ICE MELTS (some times faster than it accumulates)
True...in terms of information the guy is either extremely ignorant, or he is disingenuous and purposely trying to mislead.

Yes, you are right about the Himalayan glaciers....there is great controversy about whether they are retreating and to what extent...of course, once you start claiming they are retreating due to human caused global warming....ugh...you've lost all credibility.

Propaganda and rhetoric....no room for the truth.....stuff like this hurts us all, and is offensive to me as a thinking human being. Trying to use the masses like sheep...lying...


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Wow. Thanks for the link Zoran.

It would be neat to see a collection of similar photo comparisons from the Coast Mountains.
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When I first got to the Rockies, back in 1982, a ride up the tram at Jasper would show you every mountain in view with a permanent snowcap year-round. Now none of them have one.

Or go down and hike Wilcox Pass. The reason it's called a 'pass' is because up until the late 1800s it was the ONLY way to get past the Athabasca Glacier. Which is now vanishing up the opposite side of the valley.

90% of the glaciers in the Jasper and Banff have disappeared in the last twenty years, and anyone who goes there at all can attest to the fact that global climate change is very real.

Similar photos can be found in Europe of the Alps, and in the Andes of the glaciers there.

I'm always amazed that a bunch of ignorant, ill-informed, internet pundits (who obviously never go to the mountains) can spout out the standard energy company bullsh*t and expect it to be taken as fact.

But I notice that very few of the people doing so on this CT thread actually go hiking.
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