Study: Advancing glaciers in New Zealand are a sign of ‘regional cooling’

The “missing (CO2) hot spot” and/or “the blob” sparing New Zealand’s atmosphere and glaciers to cool and to grow, unimpeded? Most inconvenient news within the scheme of the “global warming crisis”.

Watts Up With That?

Franz Josef glacier, which grew almost continuously in the 25 years to 2008 Franz Josef glacier, which grew almost continuously in the 25 years to 2008

Reader Phil Hutchings writes via email:

This article in Nature Communications caught my eye! 

This is a beauty. This week, Nature Communications published an explanation as to why (at least) 58 New Zealand glaciers grew in the twenty-five years to 2008.

The aberrant behaviour by these naughty glaciers was perfectly explicable though – it was caused by “regional cooling”.

Researchers from NZ’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and Victoria University prepared, yes, a model of the Southern Alps. And yes, they found that in their model, lower air and adjacent ocean temperatures (during those 25 years) were correlated with the growing glaciers.

Fair enough.

But where is the support for this claim ?

“While this sequence of climate variability and its effect on New Zealand glaciers is unusual on a global scale, it remains consistent…

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2 Comments on “Study: Advancing glaciers in New Zealand are a sign of ‘regional cooling’”

  1. Denis Rancourt says:

    That is rich. Published in Nature no less. How embarrassing.

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