Comments on: The golden, melting, re-freezing and ultimately disappearing snows of Kilimanjaro http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Musicmanias http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-344161 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 07:04:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-344161 The glaciers of mt.kilimanjaro are melting at a faster rate due to global warming.The increase in temperatures in the past 100 years is concerning.Glaciers in tropical latitudes,on Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and on mountains in Papua New Guinea, are collectively melting faster than their counterparts in higher latitudes in places like Alaska, Russia, the Himalayas and Chile which are also retreating.
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By: Charlie Lawson http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342904 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 01:41:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342904 Did you of you people get the part about the 5.25′ GAIN from 1952-2000? Doesn’t exactly jive with a “straight line decrease from 1912-2000, does it? This “debate” is
definantely NOT over. If you climate “believers” would start using facts in your science, instead of computer models, it would be most helpful.

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By: Mike Lorrey http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342903 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 23:07:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342903 Absolute hogwash. Snow cover on Kilimanjaro is solely dependent upon the amount of forest-related evaporation happening in the foothills and plains around the mountain. Recent increased forestation has actually increased precipitation and snow cover over a decade ago. AGW climate change doesnt have anything to do with it, these numpties should be shoved out of the Academy on their keisters for attempting such epic fail.

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By: MeToo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342901 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 14:45:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342901 Look at an article in Science, 2002, volume 298, number 5593, page 589-593, by Lonnie Thompson and others. This study notes a straight-line decrease in Kilimanjaro ice “from 1912 to 2000″ (figure 1). So? This ice loss is a weather phenomenon that has preceded, in time, the “global warming” hypothesis of man-made contributions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The Kilimanjaro ice would be disappearing even if we had all been riding bicycles since 1912.

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By: William Spendlove http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342861 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 04:28:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342861 John Jones is exactly the kind of person who makes internet blogging very dangerous. Not only is he completely wrong but any uneducated person reading his rambling post could get a very bad idea about climate change. The debate is over John, everyone agrees it’s real and happening now.. wake up and join the rest of us in reality.

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By: Torben R http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342858 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 19:30:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342858 Correct, ice will not melt if temperture is below O deg.C – but it will sublimate and disappear if not replenished through precipiation.
We can wring out millions of ideas from climat data, but warming of the atmosphere is #1 cause of melting ice – on Kilimajaro and in the Arctics.

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By: Sam Spade http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342856 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 12:41:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342856 “Changes in clouds and precipitation play a minor role but the scientists say its mostly due to global warming.”

Presumably, the effects of deforestation are included in the ‘minor role’.
Now AGWers can quietly acknowledge among themselves that Al Gore was right, after all.
But, as with the recently complicated hurricane situation…this is too complex an issue to argue with deniers.

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By: Alan Fields http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342852 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 02:08:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342852 Check the change of land use around Kilimanjaro, the temperatures on the mountain top have not increased above freezing, so the lack of snow and ice is due to reduced precipitation – not Global Warming, as far as I know, ice will not melt if the temperature is below 0 Degrees C

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By: John Jones http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/04/the-golden-melting-re-freezing-and-ultimately-disappearing-snows-of-kilimanjaro/comment-page-1/#comment-342851 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 01:47:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14497#comment-342851 This is a fascinating article. Does anyone monitor these predictions about global warming, such as in Al Gore’s famous book of global warming predictions. Let’s see. Increasing frequency of class 5 hurricanes. Oops, didn’t happen. Increased atmospheric temperatures worldwide. Oops they went down instead. Accelerated rising of the oceans. Oops not. Melting polar icecaps. Oops. Let’s see, I think I’ll get to work on my new book of captivating predictions. I’ve got a pretty good shot at matching this level of accuracy. Oh you say these will all come to pass in good time. Well that was supposed to happen regarding global cooling predicted in the 70s. I guess one way or another they’ll be right eventually. I think the solution is to increase the tax on fuel $5 a gallon and sent the proceeds to me.

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