Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research and reported by CO2 Science. - Expanded and recently increased glacier surging in the Karakoram.
Copland, L., Sylvestre, T., Bishop, M.P., Shroder, J.F., Seong, Y.B.,
Owen, L.A., Bush, A. and Kamp, U. 2011. Expanded and recently
increased glacier surging in the Karakoram. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43: 503-516.
As background material for their enlightening study, the authors write
that "the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and China
contain some of the largest non-polar glaciers in the world," noting
that they "exist at high altitude (~2500-8600 meters above sea level),
and provide a crucial source of water for nearby communities." But are
they growing or shrinking, in this supposedly rapidly warming world of
ours? That is the question that is on the minds of the inhabitants of
those "nearby communities" that depend upon them for their water.
What it means
In concluding, Copland et al. reiterate that contrary to what
is often claimed about many of earth's mountain glaciers by the world's
climate alarmists, "it is evident that glacier surging is more extensive
than previously reported in the Karakoram and that the number of
glacier surges has increased recently," driven, as noted above, by positive mass balances.
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