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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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Made me happy :)
By ninus3d on 11/28/2008 7:49:25 AM , Rating: 4
Disregarding wether or not this proves or debunk any global warming/ice age theories but I'm from Norway and these glaciers are stunningly beautifull :)
Keep growing strong!!

I swallowed the "Al Gore" movement whole and was one of those who started showing the movie to friends and families and what not and was ALL THERE on what we had to do etc etc.
Now this was all before I started reading this page where you guys are pretty DARN GOOD at posting scientific sources of studies and while I havent done a complete reverse of my belief of "manmade effect on planet earth" its gone completely away from "affecting weather" to "pollution is really bad".

Btw, one thing I dont like about An Inconvenient Truth is how it appeals so much to humans great fondness of drama, make you feel like you are in a "critical time, action required NOW" kindoff state.
Are there any other movies or books that present this concept a slightly more intriguing or entertaining compared to research study paper on pollution and climate change both!

RE: Made me happy :)
By phxfreddy on 11/28/2008 10:28:06 AM , Rating: 1
I have never heard any of my friends from Norway use the phrase "What Not".

RE: Made me happy :)
By Ammohunt on 12/1/2008 2:01:15 PM , Rating: 2
I swallowed the "Al Gore" movement whole and was one of those who started showing the movie to friends and families and what not and was ALL THERE on what we had to do etc etc.

RE: Made me happy :)
By Avitar on 12/1/2008 4:16:43 PM , Rating: 2
At least you only had to hear the "Global Warming" and the "I invented the Internet" tales and did not have to listen to Cousin Al's dating successes. (Mother’s side and about five generations separation) Al was always in rare form while his father "Big" Al was shaking down the family reunions for contributions, of course I was only eleven at the last on he attended.

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