During my family vacation this year, we stopped in Iceland for a few days. The country was spectacular, and one of the memories I will cherish is our hike to the Solheimajokull Glacier.

While hiking, I noted the glacial lake and the signs warning visitors to be worried about calving, especially during summer months. Overall, it was a worry-free day of quality family time.

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Interestingly, climate expert Antony Watts recently discussed an expanding Icelandic glacier, and its growth is dependent on precipitation.

In Iceland, glaciers are dependent on precipitation. And changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation could easily explain the change in precipitation. In a recent story from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, scientists were “shocked” to find the previously shrinking Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland growing again.

“At first we didn’t believe it. We had pretty much assumed that Jakobshavn would just keep going on as it had over the last 20 years,” said Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Meanwhile, in Greenland, a similar scene triggered some “climate change” hysteria.

Of course, America’s Green Justice Princess had to chime in:

Ocasio-Cortez was not the only one ginning up “climate crisis” fear over melting ice.

Fortunately, some people brought some much-needed perspective into the discussion.

Furthermore, for those claiming that the Arctic Circle has never been this warm, historical data indicates that extremely high temperatures previously came in 1927.

Finally, in Antartica (which is now experiencing its winter), a deep bore probe of the Ross Ice Shelf finds freezing ice, not melting as expected.

The surprises began almost as soon as a camera was lowered into the first borehole, around December 1. The undersides of ice shelves are usually smooth due to gradual melting. But as the camera passed through the bottom of the hole, it showed the underside of the ice adorned with a glittering layer of flat ice crystals—like a jumble of snowflakes—evidence that in this particular place, sea water is actually freezing onto the base of the ice instead of melting it.

“It blew our minds,” says Christina Hulbe, a glaciologist from the University of Otago in New Zealand, who co-led the expedition.

I must note that there are real hazards associated with melting glaciers ….just not the ones “experts” care to discuss.

The bodies of three boaters from Europe who died in an Alaska lake were surrounded by frozen debris, a sign that the victims were killed by ice that fell from the melting glacier that feeds the lake, officials in the city of Valdez said on Thursday.

…The victims were identified as Manfred Brida, 62, of Austria, and Maria Elisabeth Schroer, 68, and Albrecht Paul Thomas Schroder-Shroer, of Germany.

The three had been boating in an inflatable canoe-type craft, which was recovered from the scene, along with the victims’ other belongings. The bodies were discovered Tuesday morning by kayakers.

 
 
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