A Few Things Ill Considered

A video story from ABC news here tells how Glacier National Park has gone from somewhere between 120 and 150 glaciers 100 years ago to a couple of dozen today. Yikes! And a scientist they interview who has spent years monitoring them has gone from predicting they will be completely gone by 2050 to they will be completely gone by 2020.

It’s an interesting video with some compelling before/after shots of some of the glaciers.

Then again, maybe it’s just a side effect of NASA’s fudging the temperature record….

Comments

  1. #1 john
    January 13, 2009

    And the guy who gives helicopter rides to tourists says it’s just part of the ebb and flow of glaciers over time. Who is to say he is wrong? Are we to believe that a global increase in temperatures of 0.6 or 0.7 degrees C over 100 years is the cause of this? Or is it more likely that there has been some local change? Coby you should get a job with the UN – they, like you, seem to believe that we the people are to blame for everything that happens on our planet and that we can introduce measures to control it. It’s a pity, therefore, that the UN ignores far more urgent environmental disasters such as those caused by GM crops and the introduction of real toxins into our land (which they they could control) and instead waste all their energy on something, controlling CO2 emissions, that they can’t.

  2. #2 coby
    January 13, 2009

    “Who is to say he is wrong?”

    http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered/2006/02/there-is-no-consensus.php

    So on the one hand, every major scientific organization and on the other “the guy who gives helicopter rides to tourists”. Your call!

    But I agree there are many other urgent issues to deal with as well.

  3. #3 Crakar14
    January 14, 2009

    Applying AGW logic to this i would suggest that this would have to come under the “its only weather” heading. because if it was caused by GW then the Nth and Sth poles would not be at record sea ice levels now would they or New Zealand would not have experienced its coldest year since 1867.

    While i am on my soap box where is the evidence that suggests the glacier will be gone “soon”. Or are they using trends again to predict the future?

  4. #4 john
    January 20, 2009

    “So on the one hand, every major scientific organization and on the other “the guy who gives helicopter rides to tourists”. Your call!”

    This blog would suggest you are exaggerating.
    http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=2158072e-802a-23ad-45f0-274616db87e6

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