'Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century.For some strange reason I can find no mention of this news on the BBC's Science & Environment news page; I wonder why, they were so keen on reporting the original news story...
Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking.
The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world’s highest mountain range to lose its ice cover.
It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would be gone by 2035.'
Thursday, 27 January 2011
A melting glacier story that seems to have been missed by the BBC
The Telegraph report that: