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A glacial region in Norway  (Source: NRK)
Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere.

After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The actual magnitude of the growth, which appears to have begun over the last two years, has not yet been quantified, says NVE Senior Engineer Hallgeir Elvehøy.

The flow rate of many glaciers has also declined. Glacier flow ultimately acts to reduce accumulation, as the ice moves to lower, warmer elevations.

The original trend had been fairly rapid decline since the year 2000.  

The developments were originally reported by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

DailyTech has previously reported on the growth in Alaskan glaciers, reversing a 250-year trend of loss. Some glaciers in Canada, California, and New Zealand are also growing, as the result of both colder temperatures and increased snowfall.

Ed Josberger, a glaciologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says the growth is "a bit of an anomaly", but not to be unexpected.

Despite the recent growth, most glaciers in the nation are still smaller than they were in 1982. However, Elvehøy says that the glaciers were even smaller during the 'Medieval Warm Period' of the Viking Era, prior to around the year 1350.

Not all Norwegian glaciers appear to be affected, most notably those in the Jotenheimen region of Southern Norway.

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RE: Corporate propaganda
By masher2 on 11/28/2008 12:32:42 AM , Rating: 5
> "...and that we need the world to consist of 90% carbon dioxide"

The atmosphere is currently 0.038% CO2. I don't think we need to worry about "90% carbon dioxide" levels for the next few million years.

> "If you really think we need to emit more CO2 then why don't you shove your head in a chimney"

Chimneys tend to be full of particulates, sulfur compounds, and many other actual pollutants. A more apt comparison would be a commercial greenhouse, most of which are artificially raised to CO2 levels 3-4 times higher than the atmosphere. It helps the plants grow...and, of course, humans working inside suffer no ill effects.

RE: Corporate propaganda
By SeeManRun on 11/28/2008 10:00:06 AM , Rating: 1
Workers don't live in greenhouses along with the rest of the earth (well, not yet anyway). Since we breath carbon dioxide it doesn't hurt us unless there is no oxygen. But not hurting us is not quite the same thing as not hurting the globe on a long term basis.

Remember acid rain was all the rage back in the day. Plants spewing out chemicals that caused corrosive rain. I think the plant owners at the time said there was no evidence of anything damaging and more research was required, but the government went ahead anyway and put a stop to that kind of pollution. I think that was a good decision.
You can't listen to people that are biased, because they are incapable of seeing the facts without their personal views affecting their interpretation.

RE: Corporate propaganda
By phxfreddy on 11/28/2008 10:40:33 AM , Rating: 2
...and who would magically be unbiased? The left? Give me a break. As Rush Limbaugh says "if you are human you are biased"...... ( I love using Limbaugh's name because you can get a libtard to deny gravity if you say Limbaugh supports the concept of gravity )

It is only the left that sets themselves up as demigods given to an incredible lightness of being unbiased.

Its time for me to break into song. ( to the Monkey's Tune "I am a believer" )

NOW I'M A denier
I'M IN Clear
I'M A denier
I COULDN'T buy'er

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