Current ice volume models all WRONG! B.C. glaciers 38% thicker than previously thought

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the ice is 38 per cent thicker than originally thought on five glaciers in the Columbia River Basin
the ice is 38% thicker than originally thought on five glaciers in the Columbia River Basin.

‘Are you kidding me?’ Many will not believe the results of this latest scientific report. But yes, the ice is 38% thicker than originally thought on five glaciers in the Columbia River Basin.

So this means that these glaciers will last a decade longer than originally forecast, that computer models are (completely) wrong and that the global warming propaganda is just… fake?

The glaciologists surprisingly found that the total volume of ice in the basin is roughly 122 cubic kilometers. This is a whopping 23% more than computer modelling estimates.

Even scientists were very “surprised that the models were off by that much.”

And the main author of the new research added: “Those models work pretty well in the absence of data, but you don’t really know how thick the ice is until you measure it.

It is more than sure that such models are even more off because “there are about 17,000 glaciers in B.C. and until now we only had ice measurements from a handful of them.

There is thus much more ice than previously thought on Earth… well in BC at least… And that good news for Canadians and Americans as well.

  • The Canadian part of the Columbia Basin supplies about 30 to 40 per cent of the watershed’s runoff from melting snow and ice.
  • More than 40 per cent of the hydroelectric power generated in the United States is produced in the basin.

Now, it would be nice to use these new data to better calculate the extent of ice we really have around the world and to test and validate better computer models for long-term planning. More environmental news on Cambridge, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Makes me want to go hit the slopes again. Perfect spot. Get the old helicopter out, and have them put you on top, then ski down as fast as you can, and do it again.
    Of course, back in the day some you have some peppermint schnapps or jaeger, and it helps numb the pain on any faceplants.
    Don’t do that anymore, but back in the day it was fun.

    • They should do some ice core samples over there in BC. See what you find out about the phoney baloney globull warming.

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