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Humans now the major cause of alpine glacier melt, researchers say

There are 2 comments on the Christian Science Monitor story from Aug 16, 2014, titled Humans now the major cause of alpine glacier melt, researchers say. In it, Christian Science Monitor reports that:

This 2013 file photo shows the Mendenhall Glaicer where it spills over the mountains above Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, Alaska.

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Houston, TX

#1 Aug 16, 2014
Hey deniers and others..

Now comes an analysis estimating that between 1990 and 2010, some 69 percent of the mass lost by the world's alpine glaciers can be traced to human influence basically global warming. That compares with only 25 percent traceable to human influence averaged over the entire study period of 1850 to 2010. The team picked 1850 since that is when a prolonged, modest cooling period known as the Little Ice Age, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere, ended.

The study shows that throughout the 160-year period, an increasing proportion of mass loss could be traced to human influence, which becomes significant from about 1950 on, notes Ben Marzeion, a researcher at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria who led the team performing the analysis.

Corona, CA

#2 Sep 9, 2014
I'd say heat is

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