Glaciers advancing on Mt Baker, Washington, says renowned geologist

“Photos and maps prove that all of Mt. Baker glaciers are significantly more extensive today than they were in 1950,” says geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook.

Not only are the glaciers larger today than in 1950, some have recently begun to advance, says Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Western Washington University.

“A few days ago, I acquired satellite and air photo imagery for 2013-2015 and upon checking recent activity of Mt Baker glaciers was surprised to discover that the Coleman and Roosevelt glaciers had begun to advance in 2013 and persisted to 2015,” says Easterbrook.

“The advance is small, but is significant because it marks a change from terminal recession to advance.”
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Roosevelt and Coleman glaciers

Comparison of the position of the terminus of the Roosevelt glacier taken directly from USGS topographic maps of 2014 (blue line) and 1952 (green line) showing that both glaciers are more extensive now than they were in 1952.
Comparison of the position of the terminus of the Roosevelt glacier taken directly from USGS topographic maps of 2014 (blue line) and 1952 (green line) showing that both glaciers are more extensive now than they were in 1952.

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Deming glacier

Comparison of the position of the terminus of the Deming glacier taken directly from USGS topographic maps from 2014 (blue line) and 1952 (green line) show that the glacier was more extensive in 2014 than it was in 1952.
Comparison of the position of the terminus of the Deming glacier taken directly from USGS topographic maps from 2014 (blue line) and 1952 (green line) show that the glacier was more extensive in 2014 than it was in 1952.

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Boulder glacier

Boulder Glacier - 2014
Comparison of the position of the terminus of the Boulder glacier taken directly from USGS topographic maps. The glacier is now more than a kilometer downvalley from its 1952 position. Blue line 2014. Green line 1952.

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ALL Mt Baker glaciers

All of Mt. Baker’s other glaciers show the same thing,” says Easterbrook. “They are all more extensive now than they were in 1952 and nothing unusual is happening to them—they have been where they are now many times before. Data similar to that shown here for the Coleman, Roosevelt, Deming, and Boulder glaciers is also available for the Easton, Squak, Talum, Park, Rainbow, and Mazama glaciers.

“These claims are totally false”

“‘Disastrous’: Low snow heat eat away at northwest glaciers,” read a recent headline in The Seattle Times (8 Sep 2015). The article goes on to quote one estimate that “the region’s glaciers are smaller than they have been in at least 4,000 years.”

“However, photos and maps of the Sholes glacier, the glacier featured in the Times article, prove that these claims are totally false,” says Easterbrook.

The Sholes glacier has not changed at all in the past 70 years.” (Emphasis by Dr. Easterbrook)

Other U.S. glaciers also growing

In addition to the glaciers mentioned by Dr. Easterbrook, I’d like to point out that glaciers are also growing in other parts of the contiguous United States.

Crater Glacier on Washington’s Mount St. Helens is growing, and all seven glaciers on California’s Mt. Shasta are growing.

Let’s stop all this caterwauling about ‘disastrous’ glacial melt.  Glaciers advance and retreat all the time. That’s what glaciers do.
And it has nothing to do with human activity.

See also:
https://iceagenow.info/2015/07/glacier-on-mount-st-helens-is-growing/

https://iceagenow.info/2011/03/glaciers-growing-on-mt-shasta-2/

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/09/13/mt-baker-glaciers-disappearing-a-response-to-the-seattle-times/

Don EasterbrookDr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University, Ph.D., Geology, University of Washington, Seattle, M.S., Geology, University of Washington, Seattle B.S., Geology, University of Washington, Seattle


16 thoughts on “Glaciers advancing on Mt Baker, Washington, says renowned geologist

  1. Our President, Congress, Senate, and leaders such as Pope Francis need to meet with Dr. Easterbrook and hear a balanced opinion on just what is occurring.
    However, I won’t hold my breath, as idiologs are rarely interested in the big picture. I see an unpleasant convergence coming together with a burgeoning mini ice age, another deep recession, and global world war all coming together to force a reset of society. I’m not looking forward to that aspect of the last 20 years of my life. I’ll have to look for happiness in another area of my life. I think we are all about to experience a seismic shift in global history.
    Nice post, wonderful blog. Keep it up !

    • Ideologs are often not interested in the truth either. Stalin, for example, had quite a few people shot for telling him the truth.
      I agree with you about the global reset also. Stewart Band once said that historically, things always get worse in the short term, but better in the long term. I think we are about to see that happen in spades.

      I agree also, that this is a wonderful blog, and Robert is to be commended for seeking the truth, and following the evidence, no matter where it leads, in the finest tradition of the gentleman scientists of the 19th century.

    • I am living retired in France, in the same age (66 y.o.) as yourself and in the same state of mind. The world’s situation is growing very perilous: The refugees crisis, the unstoppable unemployment, the huge debt (2200 billions €) and the worst politics we ever got, corrupted, demagogic, cowards, liars, etc…
      The next december COP21 conference in Paris is set to enforce the climate change agenda on us that will skyrocket the life and workmanship’s costs thus leading to more unemployment and triggering riots and a probable civil war.
      Next step to the New World Order: The 3rd world war.
      I am afraid my next 20 years ahead will not be very happy.

      • 67 Years old, retired geologist (South Africa). The refugees crisis resulted from Obama’s destabilization of North Africa and the Middle East, with some help from NATO. Bad kharma!

  2. Is the advance of these glaciers in Washington state only due to those last two winters, when it was exceptionally cold in the eastern part of the U.S., or has there been a steady increase from the fifties onwards ?
    And Mount Shasta In California, even if colder than before, how can those glaciers have advanced with that persistent drought going on those last few years ? Or is Mount Shasta just outside of the droughtridden area, possibly caused by HAARP weather manipulation ?

    • The only HAARP manipulation going on is that from the Sun.
      Reduced EUV means major changes to the climate in High Latitude regions above 40 degree latitude. Meridonial Jet Streams then move warm air and moisture into Polar areas such as Alaska and the west coast of Antarctica, and cold air, snow and rain into Temperate/Tropical areas. North Africa has received record rainfall over the last few years; this has reflected in their increasing Corn/Wheat yields. The Middle East has seen significant winter snow fall which has refreshed potable water areas.

  3. The problem is that the facts are getting in the way with a bad news story which sells papers and advertising .
    The MSM could give a flying fig wether it was warming or cooling, only that the ice is melting and New York, London, Tokio will flood.
    It might, during the next Interglacial, some 120000 years from now.
    More than likely the sea will drop by a meter due to the Solar Minimum, and then drop by 130 Meters during the next glaciation.

    • The problem is that the facts are getting in the way with a bad news story which sells papers and advertising .

      I would have to disagree with you on that.

      Big Media has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the libcult. The journOlista who now occupy that Big Media have become every bit as fanatical as the Klimate Kultists. Any actual journalists left in Big Media (and there are a few) either get on board the libcult agenda train or they are attacked, demeaned and excised from public debate. The only way the journOlista would ever begin to report on glo-bull cooling is if their cult would benefit from them doing so. They are libcultists first, foremost, and above all else.

  4. until one of the glaciers manages to wipe out a ski run or resort building..theyll keep spinning the lies.
    hell even then the will try n find a way to say the glacier was melting n slipped I bet

  5. Oh come on now. If the glaciers are the same as in the 50’s, or growing, then you know that it’s caused by humans and the burning of all that fossil fuel, 110% of all scientists say so.

    • Wrong stat.
      97 Ologists stated that human global warming (AGW) was caused by the vast amounts of CO2 emmited into the atmosphere, (mostly) since 1945 an it was the direct cause of the massive global warming recorded to date. The White Press office thought that 97 was a too small number, and added a % to the number to make it inclusive of all scientists, and into the bargin, changed Climateologists to Scientists, as they deserved a break, for presented the President (Clinton at the time) with an axe to beat the mostly Repblican energy producers with.

  6. Thank God we have Obama as president to protect us from all that “Everything is caused by Global Warming” . He just says it’s the greatest threat the world has ever experienced and his loons panic in droves. The sad part is, we are the deniers and they must protect themselves from us. The simple truth is as deniers we represent those who rocks the boat of the biggest lie ever told.

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