Thursday, 27 January 2011

A melting glacier story that seems to have been missed by the BBC

The Telegraph report that:
'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.

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.'
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...

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