Disappearing glaciers in the Pacific Northwest: Science run amuck

“It’s worse than we thought!”

CLEVELAND – New research implies that glaciers in the Pacific Northwest have declined by up to half due to man-made global warming. But is it true?

“It’s worse than we thought!”

That’s what you might think by reading a newly-released research study by Portland State University. The report claims 12 glaciers on Mount Adams, near Yakima, Washington, have declined by a whopping 50-percent since 1904. The study also claims the glaciers are receding faster than the ice on nearby Mount Rainier and Mount Hood, which have declined as much as 32-percent over the last century.

The scientists conclude that water content in snow packs throughout the Cascade Mountains could decline by as much as 50-percent by the year 2070. It sounds the alarm for water supplies to near-by communities like Yakima.

So, what is to blame for the warming? Of course, man-made climate change. According to the study author, Dr. Andrew Fountain, changes in glaciers over time are qualitatively linked to temperature changes rather than changes in snowfall amounts.

Hmmmm. So, what could be the problem here? Answer: The state of Washington is not warming.

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2 responses to “Disappearing glaciers in the Pacific Northwest: Science run amuck

  1. Jek Silberstein

    IMO, Dr. FOU-TAIN, should be stripped of his doctorate, and FIRED by his Portland apparachek of climate-pervarication. No doubt tenured, NOTHING will happen to the LIAR, Dr.FOU..taine, but our children can avoid attending Portland State, which evidently supports the CHILD ABUSE of LIARS and LYING!

  2. “the glaciers are receding faster than the ice on nearby Mount Rainier and Mount Hood,” which is prima facie evidence that the phenomenon is LOCAL, not necessarily a climatic or global phenomenon.

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