Monday, June 15, 2009

Glacier Advancing...Not Shrinking

Give me a freakin’ break. I can tell you why this is happening. Because there IS NO GLOBAL WARMING.

Argentine Glacier Advances Despite Global Warming

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier is one of only a few ice fields worldwide that have withstood rising global temperatures.

Nourished by Andean snowmelt, the glacier constantly grows even as it spawns icebergs the size of apartment buildings into a frigid lake, maintaining a nearly perfect equilibrium since measurements began more than a century ago.

"We're not sure why this happens," said Andres Rivera, a glacialist with the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, Chile. "But not all glaciers respond equally to climate change."