From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
By Paul Homewood
h/t Cheshire Red
Up to 15 million people face risk of catastrophic flooding from glacial lakes which could burst their natural dams at any moment, a new study finds.
The study led by Newcastle University is the first global attempt to map potential hotspots for such floods.
As the climate warms, glaciers retreat and meltwater collects, forming lakes………………….
Dr Harrison added that the research was only a first step towards better understanding of the impact of climate change on what are known as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs).
That relationship is complex and made harder to prove by what scientists suspect to be a long time lag between cause and effect.
Research shows that an increase in floods which began in the early 20th Century and peaked in the 1970s could be a lagged response to climatic changes in the past.
While scientists expect that glacial floods will increase as a result of human-induced climate change, there has as yet been no such increase.
A glacial lake at the foot of Jomolhari mountain in Bhutan.
So millions are supposedlyat risk of these floods, but there has been no such increase yet?
Sounds like more scaremongering to me!
But we also learn these floods were also increasing a century ago, a natural event long before man-made global warming. And as any glaciologist worth his salt would tell you, the real danger of glacial floods arises when glaciers are advancing:
HH Lamb: Climate, History & The Modern World
But as ever money talks. So called climate scientists are kept in a job producing these ludicrous studies, and the BBC can use it as more propaganda.
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