Largest glacier in Argentina advancing

Largest glacier in Argentina advancing

So is the largest glacier in Chile. So are glaciers around the world.

Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier is (supposedly) one of only a few icefields worldwide that is growing, one of only a few that have withstood rising global temperatures.



One of only a few.

And yet, the Juneau Icefield, which covers 1,505 square miles (3,900 sq km) and is the fifth-largest ice field in the Western Hemisphere, is also growing.

Interestingly, Pio XI Glacier, the largest glacier in Chile, is also advancing.

And then there are those growing glaciers in the Himalayas.

And on Mt Shasta.

And on Washington’s Mt Baker.

And on Mount St Helens.

The list goes on.

Funny how each time we read about another growing glacier, it’s always “one of only (you fill in the blank).”

More than 90% of the worlds glaciers are growing, and still, each
one is “one of only a few.”

4 thoughts on “Largest glacier in Argentina advancing

  1. Glaciers are a poor proxy for temperature. What we need to do is look at global air circulation. If dry polar air reaches further towards the tropics and at the same time warm moist mid-latitude air heads further than normal towards the poles, then we might have significant snowfall affecting glaciation.
    Some glaciers are short so that snow accumulation would be seen in a matter of only a few years where-as most would not extend for a decade or more.
    The height of the glacier snout above sea-level is also a factor and has to be viewed in relation to latitude. The closer you get to the Equator the higher up the snow-line forms.
    Length of glacier and temperatures are only related in a broad generalised sense.

  2. The warmists love the pictures of glaciers calving as if they show a glacier retreating as opposed to doing what comes naturally. Decades ago the UK had a series called ‘The Flight of the Condor’ which explored the Andes. At the southern tip they showed a glacier calving noting that the boat couldn’t get too close or the waves from the huge ice wall collapsing into the sea would swamp them. This was described as the natural outlet of the glacier to the ocean since in those days global warming hadn’t been invented. If the BBC showed it now they would probably cut that bit or rerecord the voice over.

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