Glaciers Growing In Northern Greenland

The two largest glaciers in Northern Greenland are both growing. Experts call this “a meltdown in record heat”

Petermann Glacier


Ryder Glacier


The Ryder Glacier is the same size it was in 1976

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12 Responses to Glaciers Growing In Northern Greenland

  1. Gail Combs says:

    On top of the growth of Greenland snow and glaciers, Cold kills 20 cattle in Matopo (Zimbabwe) that is at 20° 4′ South. Elevation: 1350 m | 4429 ft. (No numbers for temperature)

    This is not a cold place:

    However Brahmin cattle do not do well in cold. They are bred for the heat. This underlines the danger of farmers believing the CAGW hype and preparing for heat and getting cold instead.

  2. cfgjd says:

    World Glacier Inventory lists some 130000 glaciers the vast majority of which are retreating…are you trying to make a record in cherrypicking? LOL

      • Billy Liar says:

        Great reference that satellite image atlas of Greenland! Take a look at the Shuttle photo of Southern Greenland which follows the index. The photo was taken on 29 Mar 1992. Take a look at this satellite image taken on the same date this year:

        There is more or less the same amount of ice down the east coast of Greenland but 2015 has way more ice in Davis Strait than 1992. (the 9 April image shows the full extent of it)

    • rah says:

      Talking about Greenland not the whole world. You know it’s that place up there bordering the Arctic Ocean where your constantly harping about ice melting but gained several gt of ice this year! That place where the Norsemen once grew grain but this year the sheep herds on the southern coast had to import virtually all their fodder because the melt came later than usual and ended earlier than usual.

      • cfgjd says:

        Well yeah the jet-stream has been acting weird lately hasn’t it?

        • rah says:

          It’s called an El Nino! Nothing “weird” about that. I happen to think that this denuded solar cycle, the weakest since 1906 has something to do with it also and if the forecasts are correct the next one will be a very low on also if not so weak that it matches 1805.

        • Gail Combs says:

          The Jet Stream has switch to the meridional aka the COOLING mode. The mode that brings moist air from the equator up to mix with the cold air of the Arctic/Antarctic and dumps record breaking amounts of snow in the Northern Hemisphere. Glaciation starts with major snow events not record breaking cold. Because cold are is dry you need warm moist air sucked up from the equator to start the glaciation cycle.

          Once you have major snow cover it takes time to melt and the ground says colder allowing more build up the next year. For example in the Great Lakes, last year ice flows remained into June with lake temperature 7F below normal.

          Finally the snow stays year round and albedo kicks in.

          If you look at the shape of the glaciation of the Wisconsin Ice Age you can see footprint of the ‘Polar Vortex.’ A massive glacier loops down into the midwest and back up to the east coast while the west coast and Alaska are mainly ice free. Scotland and Scandinavia get plastered while Siberia does not.

          Artist’s rendition:

          2010 – Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent Second Highest on Record
          North American snow extent broke its all time record in mid February

          By end of October 2014 Record Autumn Snow Cover

          2014 – Week 50 (January) Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Was Third Highest On Record

          Freak cold in the Andes kills hundreds
          Cold Blast Claims Over 600 Lives Across Eastern Europe/Russia…”Death Toll Keeps Rising…State Of Emergency”
          Coldest January on record for parts of Alaska
          2012 the coldest July on record in Anchorage Alaska
          Shortage of food in Uzbekistan city due to snow
          The First Time Occurred, Snow Storm Hits West Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday, March 28. – Snow record broken in South Africa
          Johannesburg marvels at rare snowfall
          Unprecedented cold in Morocco
          Heavy snowfall in Tunisia, Roads in Ain Draham blocked by 31 inches (80 cm) of snow

          Record cold in Cape Town, South Africa
          Rare snow in Atacama desert
          Brazil – Snow in over 80 cities – Roads and schools closed
          Worst cold spell in 80 years hammers Chile fruit crops
          More than 25 000 animals killed in southern Peru
          “Extraordinary” cold and large snowfall for southern Brazil
          Lao Cai Province Viet Nam, an unusual snowfall early this week caused an estimated loss of around VND10 billion
          Jerusalem hit by worst snowstorm for TWENTY YEARS, eight inches fall across Holy City
          Wintry blast to hit New Zealand
          July frosts reduce Brazil wheat, coffee
          Tibetan nomads in Ladakh call out for help, Thousands of livestock perish
          first time snow has fallen in the state of Arkansas during the month of May
          Single-day record May snowfalls have likely fallen in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
          Blizzard Of 2013 Reaches Top 5 Snowstorms In New England History
          Snow in Malta 2013 -. Malta has experienced just four snowfalls since 1895.
          Rare June snow blankets northwest China.

          Record snowfall (almost 7 ft) in northern Iran
          Temperatures up to 40 degrees below normal in the [US] High Plains

          Slovenia paralyzed by snow and ice
          Southern Austria on highest avalanche alert after heavy snow – A meter of snow in two days – Valleys and roads cut off
          Serbia – 1,000 evacuated from cars, buses and trains – Snow drifts 3.5 meters high
          Poland – Heavy snowfall and blizzards
          Heavy snowfalls and blizzard hammer southern Romania
          Tibetan nomads in Ladakh call out for help, Thousands of livestock perish
          Brisbane – Vegetable prices expected to soar due to cold snap
          Green Bay made it 49 days with subzero temperatures, the most in a winter. The previous record, 48 days, was set in 1976-77. Just before 4 a.m., the temperature was minus 18, breaking the previous record of minus 17 set in 1962. The mercury continued to fall to minus 21 just before 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Ashwaubenon.
          Aemi tropical Tokushima, Japan (34.0° N same as South Carolina) has been hit with major snow storms roofs collapsed, at least 8 dead. Japan got plastered with a series of storms last winter.
          Heavy snowfall shuts down six highways in China
          Early Winter Storm Hammers Vermont – Power Outages “Unprecedented”
          Heavy snow shuts down Trans Canada Highway east of Quebec City
          Algeria – Heavy snowfall brings complete paralysis of most educational institutions
          Japan – Heavy snowfall kills eight
          Kazakhstan – 530 people rescued from snowdrifts since the beginning of winter
          Heavy snow knocks out power to 10 municipalities in Bulgaria
          Heavy snowfall traps people on the road in Mersin, Turkey
          Austria ice storm – So bad that authorities use tanks to move supplies
          Heavy snowfall continues in Japan
          Six greenhouses collapse under heavy snow in NE China
          Waist-deep snow in China – Most severe snowstorm in years
          Record snowfall in Juneau, Alaska </b.
          Serbia – Ice storm and deep snow – People experiencing mental breakdown after 48 hours without electricity, water and heating
          Austria – Rare ice storm hits Waldviertel
          100,000 Czech travelers stranded due to freezing arctic weather
          Eastern Turkey – Heavy snowfall reduces visibility to 16 feet (5 m)
          Iran – Snow and blizzards began in early November and still continue
          Turkey – Heavy snowfall knocks out power for 4 days – and still counting
          Russia – Minus 32 degrees and Heavy Snow in Tomsk
          One meter of snow in eastern Turkey
          Buffalo – 30 major roof collapses, 100 minor collapses (SEVEN FEET of snow in one storm) Buffalo normally gets only 8 ft for the entire winter.
          Ice on the Mississippi River in Iowa (Nov 20)

          Canberra’s coldest winter in 15 years
          Bogota, Colombia, covered in 24 inches of snow
          Record snow in Abruzzo, Italy (elevation 36 ft) for about 24 consecutive hours it snowed persistently recording a total accumulation of 1 meter and a half.
          World Record Snowfall in Capracotta, Italy Previous record Silver Lake, Colorado, USA with 75.8 inches
          Greek islands in the Mediterranean buried under 6½ ft (2 m) of snow
          Heavy snowfall causes road closures in Mexico

          A very unusual snowing forced the closure of the Mexico City – Puebla City 150-D highway
          Norway – Forced to remove excessive snow from ski slopes – “During the last two days we’ve got more snow than we had in the last two years together,” says Vegar Sårheim. “I had never believed we would experience this.”

      • Gail Combs says:


        Weak Solar cycle ===> shift in UV distribution.

        “Between 2004 and 2007, the Solar Irradiance Monitor (blue line) measured a decrease in ultraviolet radiation (less than 400 nanometers) that was a factor of four to six larger than expected.” (wwwDOT)

        The shifting of the amount of solar radiation at different wavelengths causes shifts in the amount of ozone.

        Image from:

        This shift in the ozone causes changes in the Jet Stream
        …Meridional movements and intensity changes of the jet stream during this winter, as inferred from a statistical study of the 100-mb temperature field, are in accord with the conventional view that the jet stream is maintained by differential radiational heating and cooling of the ozone layer across the boundary of polar night….
        American Meteorological Society – AMS journal

        The rest of my usual long explanation HERE.

        • rah says:

          There is something else going on here too Gail. The Earths magnetosphere and the Suns magnetosphere are both relatively weak right now thus there is more potential for cosmic rays to penetrate to the atmosphere

  3. AndyG55 says:

    Don Easterbrook’s essay on WUWT explains why alarmista like to start in the late 1970’s

    Several graphs of glacier extents.. an example follows…all are similar

  4. Hifast says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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