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Kilimanjaro Glacier Isn't Melting, More Proof That Al Gore Had It Wrong
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A new study by the influential American Scientist, hardly a right-wing global warming sceptic group, indicates that the Kilimanjaro glaciers are not being affected by global warming. Yet the melting of this glacier is frequently sited by Al Gore and other eco-worshipers as proof of global warming.No Longer Supported
There is no argument that the Kilimanjaro glaciers have lost a lot of ice in the past 100 years. Some estimates indicate that it has shrunk more than 90% in the last century. That is a significant event in any one's book. In fact the ice loss was already evident to explorers in the 19th century (even Al Gore will have a hard time blaming that on man). But a new study being published by the American Scientist makes it clear that this event is not the result of global warming. In fact the loss of ice isn't even due to melting, it is being caused by sublimating. Sublimating is when water turns directly to vapor by the sun even when temperatures are below freezing.

At least one study shows “a warming trend in the tropical middle troposphere from about 1960 to 1979, followed by cooling from 1979 to 1997”. Yes, cooling in one of the most industrious periods of man's existence on this planet.

So what can be causing the ice loss of the tropical glaciers? If the culprit isn't Al Gore's atmospheric warming than what is it? The article above doesn't say much on that subject. Why? Could it be that that scientists don't know, that they don't understand something that is occurring under their very nose and within their own lifetime. Or could it be something they don't want to talk about?

Recent studies have shown that our efforts to reduce air pollution is working. Real air pollution, not CO2 which plants need for survival, has been reduced significantly over the past 20 years. One of the consequences of this is that more sunlight is reaching the earth. When more sunlight hits a glacier sublimation increases (and thus ice disappears). This study originally appeared in Nature Magazine which is available by subscription, or you can read references from it here.

Geologically we're living in a period of fewer volcanic eruptions than at nearly any other period in history. Volcanic activity is known to have a major impact on global temperature. One large volcanic eruption can cool the earth by 1OC for an extended period of time. Multiple eruptions compound the cooling. This effect is caused both by ash particles blocking the sun and by the large amount of sulfur gas released in an eruption. The sulfur gas combines with water vapor in the stratosphere to form dense clouds and haze which block sunlight for years. With reduced volcanic activity the earth warms (contributing to global warming) and tropical glaciers melt due to increased sun exposure (as described above). We have only gained 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.3 ± 0.32 °F) during the past century. Reduced volcanic activity could both account for the warming as well as tropical glacier melt off.

The answer, of course, is not to increase air pollution or to tickle volcanoes in to belching more gas in to the air. The answer is to simply adapt to the change like man has always done.

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