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European Glacier documentary

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http://youtube.com/v/K9MaGf-Su9I

Documentary well worth a watch, confirmation of what a lot of us already know but very sobering none the less.
Will there be any non winter season glacier skiing left in Europe in 10/15 years time?
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Indeed, will there be non snow making skiing in 10 years time ?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Remember it was "our kids won't know what snow is" many moons ago. We are in the middle of climate shifts that have happened many times before. If you read Bonjour's History of Switzerland written in ?1950s he refers even then to mountain passes where archaelogical finds prove they were open in Roman times. The so caled climate scientists have failed to explain these climatic shifts so they just try and pretend they never happened.
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countryman wrote:
The so caled climate scientists have failed to explain these climatic shifts so they just try and pretend they never happened.


You need to read some more climate science journals if you think that to be the case.
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Fat chance Laughing
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pretty sobering. Perhaps the crunch for our sport will come at the point it gets too warm to reliably make snow. At this rate that is looking sooner rather than later. Sad
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Perhaps scribes in this post could list their sources of climate science analysis, whether peer reviewed by relevant scientists and any connection to climate denying organisations funded by carbon firms and the super rich ( American). Opinions are easy. Robust testable Evidence takes effort and time.
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looks even worse in N.A.

https://buzzly.fr/photographie-avant-apres-glacier-fondre.html


http://youtube.com/v/ur4I8tYnxP4
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looks even worse in N.A.

Haven’t you heard, according to Trump, Global Warming is fake news.

On a serious note, I wouldn’t have called the majority of the ice in the video a glacier, they are more like retained snow pack. I know that technically a glacier is defined as snow that has compacted into ice over multiple years, my personal definition is moving ice. Once it stops moving it’s a dead glacier.

On a personal note, I’ve been visiting Saas-Fee for more than 30 years, and in 1987 the glaciers were growing and advancing. Fast forward to the present day and the main glaciers have retreated hundreds of metres, thinned by tens of metres and the resort has lost at least 5 pistes and the same number of off piste routes. It has been the lack of snow fall as much as the temperatures that have done the damage.
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@PowderAdict,
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and in 1987 the glaciers were growing and advancing. Fast forward to the present day and the main glaciers have retreated hundreds of metres, thinned by tens of metres and the resort has lost at least 5 pistes and the same number of off piste routes
The same can be said for the glacier at Hintertux. When I first started going there in 1985 the ice extended right up to and past the Tuxerfernerhaus. Now it is hundreds of meter further up the mountain. Not convinced that the reduction has been due to lack of snow. In the film the guy said that in spring they had 5m of snow on the spot where he measured in autumn (Glacier3000). All gone.
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I managed to find some of my old Saas-Fee pictures.

The main Fee glacier tip from 1998, where it is just retreating from forming the terminal moraine and ending in a 10m high wall of ice a the glacier lake:

Fee Glacier Tip 1998 3

The same glacier this time from 1989 during the winter, view from the village:

Fee Glacier 1989

A similar view from the village taken today (10th August 2019). You can see the newly exposed rock either side of the crane, as around 1000m vertical and maybe 4km length has been lost in 20 years.

IMG_8547
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2019/aug/16/alpine-climbing-routes-crumble-as-climate-crisis-continues
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@PowderAdict, wow! Great, and scary, photos. Still an impressive chunk of ice left up there though!
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I read about the rapidly disappearing glaciers on the Rwenzori mountains. Glaciers did not just retreat, but also disappeared rapidly by thinning.
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Been discussed here on SH for the past 10-15 years.

Global boiling and global drying are melting almost all the glaciers in Europe, North America, and rest of world.

Summer skiing in the Northern Hemisphere is now almost at an end.

Snowfall is trending down.

Winter seasons are getting shorter.
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Iceland commemorates dead Glacier with a plaque

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49345912

"..The glacier was officially declared dead in 2014 when it was no longer thick enough to move.

What once was glacier has been reduced to a small patch of ice atop a volcano..."
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albob wrote:
Iceland commemorates dead Glacier with a plaque

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49345912

"..The glacier was officially declared dead in 2014 when it was no longer thick enough to move.

What once was glacier has been reduced to a small patch of ice atop a volcano..."


bad article. The pictures are taken under different conditions to make things look more dramatic.

then we read

> "Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as glacier,"

but later in the article

> By 2017, 56 of the smaller glaciers had disappeared.

so in fact it's bullshit

we then read that

> former Irish President Mary Robinson

had flown in on CO2 splurging jet to attend the ceremony. Mary being no stranger to climate changing activities herself.
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