Friday, February 10, 2012
This new finding isn't quite following the AGW talking points:
Oops. The chatter on the pro-AGW side is amazing – the assumption seems to be that the scientists who did this study were all idiots paid by Big Oil. I couldn't find a single thoughtful comment considering the implications of the study being correct. Also interesting: previous skeptical takes on the Himalayan glacier warming were met with “Well, just wait until the satellite studies come in! Then you'll have your solid evidence!” This study was the long-awaited satellite study...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.