Alaska glaciers grew this year, thanks to colder weather

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  1. Ps104_33

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    Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008.
    Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July and August.
    "In mid-June, I was surprised to see snow still at sea level in Prince William Sound," said U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia. "On the Juneau Icefield, there was still 20 feet of new snow on the surface of the Taku Glacier in late July. At Bering Glacier, a landslide I am studying, located at about 1,500 feet elevation, did not become snow free until early August.
    "In general, the weather this summer was the worst I have seen in at least 20 years."
    Never before in the history of a research project dating back to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind of snow buildup that came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.
    "It's been a long time on most glaciers where they've actually had positive mass balance," Molnia said.
    That's the way a scientist says the glaciers got thicker in the middle



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    Just out of curiosity I googled 'growing glaciers', and it seems a lot of glaciers world wide are growing. Not melting as we've been told. So much for global warming.
     
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    I was just about to start a thread on this very same thing.

    It looks like God is still in control, despite Al Gore and his monstrous carbon footprint.
     
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    This earth will last only as long as God has determined for His purposes, not one minute more, or less. There is nothing we can do to save it or destroy it, God is indeed in control. It's quite egotistical of men to think he is in control and he has control over the earth.
     

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