Last Ice Cube Floating
You'd set your ice-cold lemonade on the picnic table and now, on returning, you see only a few floating bits of ice left. Not to worry, the lemonade is still cool, and more ice cubes are on hand. That's been the attitude of climate change "denialists" up until now, claiming some glaciers are growing while others are visibly melting away. The Guardian of October 11, 2006 has reviewed a recently published glacial mass balance study performed by actual glaciologists (instead of Think Tank 'experts'); and, it now looks as if the 'denialists' have lost another tool for public delusion. From the Guardian: - "The world's glaciers and ice caps are now in terminal decline because of global warming, scientists have discovered. A survey has revealed that the rate of melting across the world has sharply accelerated in recent years, ('99.99% of all glaciers are shrinking') placing even previously stable glaciers in jeopardy. The loss of glaciers in South America and Asia will threaten the water supplies of millions of people within a few decades, the experts warn". Note: non-members of AGU may purchase the full research publication for $9.00.