Skip to comments.The glaciers of Mount Everest could shrink dramatically due to global warming, study finds
Posted on 05/27/2015 9:01:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The iconic Mount Everest could see a major loss of its glaciers over the course of this century, according to a new scientific study that its chief author calls the the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal.
The paper, published Wednesday in the journal The Crocosphere, was authored by glacier researcher Joseph Shea and several colleagues from France and the Netherlands.
The biggest result here is that the glaciers in the basin, we find them to be more sensitive to temperature than anyone expected before, says Shea.
To study them, the researchers used a glacier model and fired it with different climate change scenarios based on emissions pathways used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. And they found that in one extreme model run, glacial loss by the year 2100 could be 99 percent.
The model were using is a tool, and there are more complex ways of modeling the glaciers, but we dont have that information yet, Shea says. But this is the tool were using, and what that tool is showing is that the glaciers are quite sensitive.
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Then again, they could not.
Yeah... well... they could melt!
Or... they could grow!
Not this sh!t again. This is getting so tiresome.
OR they could grow even bigger...................
Should be renamed "The Crocosh*t."
And when they DON’T melt, it’ll be due to “dumb luck.”
These people are amazing.
Sure, plug the numbers in to get the desirable model needed to promote more regulation.
Oh Holy Global Warming - your power over us sinful humans is both total and inscrutable!
We bow down before you, oh Holy Climate Changer!
Or, when they don’t melt it will be due to the work of the left’s great work on the crisis.
Lets scare everybody tactics of the left...
How wonder how many bodies will be found in the ice after it melts, indicating we are reverting back to previous temperatures.
More rare than the Himalayan Yeti is the disappearance of the glaciers.
When you've been rejected by The National Inquirer and Mad Magazine, all that's left for you is The Crocosphere. What a crock! The humiliation!
Could, but will not. Just more liberal nonsense.
They could grow dramatically due to global cooling too
My statement is 100% as accurate
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