Denis Balibouse of Reuters is claiming that the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland is disappearing “because of climate change.”
Oct 15, 2015 6:44am
Vast Alpine glacier could almost vanish by 2100 due to warming GREAT ALETSCH GLACIER, SWITZERLAND
One of Europe’s biggest glaciers, the Great Aletsch, coils 23 km (14 miles) through the Swiss Alps – and yet this mighty river of ice could almost vanish in the lifetimes of people born today because of climate change.
The glacier, 900 meters (2,950 feet) thick at one point, has retreated about 3 km (1.9 miles) since 1870 and that pace is quickening, as with many other glaciers around the globe.
That is feeding more water into the oceans and raising world sea levels.
The average rate of retreat the article is claiming since 1870 is 69 feet per year.
The Aletsch Glacier shrank 380 feet from 1900 to 1908, which according to NASA was the coldest period on record, with declining temperatures.
Glaciers in the Alps were retreating “considerably more than 100 ft per year” prior to 1902, which was a cold period of declining temperatures according to NASA.
Denis Balibouse is describing a phenomenon which has been going on at a similar rate for one and a half centuries, during periods of declining temperatures and much lower CO2, He is blaming it on “climate change” without presenting one shred of evidence to back his assertion. This is standard operating procedure among climate fraudsters. He claims to do research, but is simply parroting propaganda.