Climate “Change” – Himalayas lost no ice in last 10 years

Of course, scientists the loss of ice caps and glaciers around the world is still a serious concern… but they seem to have messed up when it comes to measuring the loss of ice around the globe.

From The Guardian.

The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.

The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.

The study is the first to survey all the world’s icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. Overall, the contribution of melting ice outside the two largest caps – Greenland and Antarctica – is much less then previously estimated, with the lack of ice loss in the Himalayas and the other high peaks of Asia responsible for most of the discrepancy.

In 2009, the United Nations claimed the situation was so bad the Himalayas would lose all their glacier ice by 2035.

Scientists point out the Himalayas are melting, but ice is being replaced at higher levels. Well all be… isn’t that totally normal?

Steven Hayward over at PowerLine notes…

It’s fun watching these guys fall on their face in real time.  The whole circus is falling apart much faster than I expected.  I can tell you that around Washington the whole climate change angle is slowly being dropped from conversation about everything.  It’s almost like talking with normal people again.

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  1. Shock and Awe on February 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Here’s the problem with climate change.? They say that as CO2 levels rise, there’s an increase in the unpredictability of weather.? Or in statistical terms, there’s a positive correlation between CO2 and how much of a correlation there is.

    • Eric on February 10, 2012 at 6:12 am

      Here’s the problem with this argument. ?It’s the opposite that’s true… as temperature increases, CO2 thus follows. ?This fact is provable, and it blows a large hole in the manufactured “science” that warmies have been touting. ?

  2. Dimsdale on February 9, 2012 at 11:10 am

    When the warmists are falling on their faces, they are usually slipping on a patch of ice!? The latest data is leaning towards global cooling, not warming ( and if anything, the CO2 released from fossil fuels is delaying the next ice age.?
    I am reminded of the old Twilight Zone episode “The Midnight Sun” ( where a woman is shown on a heating Earth due to the our orbit moving closer to the sun, then she wakes up to find that she is on a freezing Earth that is really moving away from the sun.
    I think the warmists are still dreaming…

  3. gillie28 on February 9, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Here are some great photos of “global warming” (otherwise known as the DEEP FREEZE)?going on in most of Europe right now:
    The first one is of a town I used to live in…thank God not there now!

    • johnboy111 on February 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      there are some really nice picts..thank you

  4. sammy22 on February 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The Pacific NW is experiencing a warmer than normal winter, does that nullify gillie28’s portrait of a colder than normal winter in Europe?

    • Dimsdale on February 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Are you talking about those abnormally cold temperatures and abundance of snow they were experiencing a few weeks ago?
      You would have been better using this area as an example, but regardless of that and gillie’s pix, weather is not climate.

    • johnboy111 on February 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      follow the path of the jet stream…really simple..stays north[warmer] goes south[colder]
      maybe I should apply for one of them GRANTS???????

  5. sammy22 on February 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    gillie28 thinks that weather is climate, otherwise why bother with the comment? And seems like the post is leaning that way. Glaciers in Europe are melting and glaciers in the Himalayas are not. Soooooo….

    • gillie28 on February 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Sammy, chill out – pun intended, just to be clear.? By the way, they have found fossilized forests in Antartica….some ancient winters must have been pretty warm there :).? What we don’t know, misunderstand and misconceive is also “weathering” time.? Having said that, we are caretakers of God’s creation and generally do a pretty miserable job.

    • Dimsdale on February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      In actuality, for the bulk of this planet’s history, it has been significantly warmer than it is now with intermittent ice ages.? We are overdue for the start of the next ice age, if historical trends are to be believed.? It is believed by many that this onset has been delayed by anthropogenic CO2 emissions.? If so, then it is all to the good.

  6. Steve M on February 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Gee, I don’t know. Maybe the quotes around “global warming” was a clear indication of sarcasm??

  7. Chetan on February 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    The only thing that matters is that is has been a nice winter.? Last year was horrible.? I am saving a ton on oil and gas…well….hmmm.? I am using less oil and gas, actually paying about the same as last year all together.?

  8. Marilyn on February 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    OMG, the next Ice Age.? In my grandmother’s day, Climate change was caused by radio waves.? Help the glaciers won’t melt and we will run out of water.? Someone get a blow torch, please hurry!

  9. Linda Mae on February 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    You really need to google Time magazine, little ice age, 1970’s and look at the covers telling us we will soon freeze.? If you take a little more time to investigate, then you will realize the authors of this doom and gloom are the same ones who are now predicting a doom and gloom with the opposite.? Once we were cold, now we’re warm….
    Computer programs 😕 garbage in and garbage out.? Those who still believe in this hoax have NOT taken time to do any research on their own and rely on politically minded idiots.

    • Lynn on February 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Linda Mae, You saved me the trouble of writing too much. Those of us who remember those covers have laughed and laughed at this global warming crap.

  10. Tim-in-Alabama on February 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

    It doesn’t matter to the Gorons what the truth is. Global Warming is a political movement; not an honest quest for scientific understanding.

    • Dimsdale on February 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Liberals created “political diseases” such as AIDS, that don’t have to conform to normal epidemiological precautions.? Now they created a “political climate” (pun intended) for climatic changes that don’t have to follow normal planetary patterns of warming/cooling.


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