Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Reference: Climate change melts glacier revealing ancient relics, Bangkok Post, September 9, 2008
A receding glacier in the Alps has revealed human artifacts indicating that the region was warmer 5000 years ago than it is today and that such patterns of temperature fluctuation are therefore normal (Climate change melts glacier revealing ancient relics, Bangkok Post, September 9, 2008). However, the further claim in the same article that "swathes of mountain ranges worldwide risk losing their glaciers if global warming continues as projected"is inconsistent with the data. The data show that worldwide overall, glaciers are advancing and not receding and the total mass of ice in glaciers is increasing and not decreasing, and lastly that the world is cooling, not warming.