RE: Science: Global Warming...
Mon, 8 Mar 1999 10:23:33 -0800 (PST) wrote:
>I hadn't heard the story about the glaciers growing. This was the only
>one I'd seen recently. How reliable was the study about growing glaciers?

I think you'll find that glaciers in the northern hemisphere are receding, and glaciers in the southern hemisphere are growing. I don't have a cite, but that's certainly true of the only glaciers I've visited (in New Zealand and the Canadian Rockies); AFAIR the New Zealand glaciers were receding until the middle of this century and have been growing again since then.

>This corresponds to my experience. It seems to have been getting
>hotter and hotter. Every year for the past few years has seemed to set
>new records.

However, that depends on what your definition of "seems" is. My experience has been the opposite; I haven't seen a summer worthy of the name since I came back to England two years ago, and nothing that even begins to compare to the super-hot summers of the seventies.

I'd be interested to see an independent study of recent temperatures; all that I've seen implies that the pro-greenhouse folks declare each year to be warmer than ever before even when they're not. In fact they seem to declare any kind of weather as proof of global warming, whether it's hot, cold, perfectly clear or a major storm.