What The IPCC Said About Glaciers In 1990

Good read, always look at all the options. If glaciers are advancing, you are heading into an ice age, if they are retreating you are leaving one. Nothing is ever static.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

When we talk about glaciers retreating, it is worth recalling what the first IPCC Report in 1990 had to say about the matter:

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http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/far/wg_I/ipcc_far_wg_I_full_report.pdf

In other words, glaciers began receding in the second half of the 19thC, and the fastest rate of retreat was 1920-60, before CO2 emissions could have had any significant impact.

The IPCC also added the following chart showing how, on a range of glaciers, rapid retreat began in the 19thC.

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They also added:

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And:

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For more information on the advance of glaciers during the Little Ice Age, check out my earlier post, Glacial Advance During The Little Ice Age, here.

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