Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago

Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago:

The timing of the Middle Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles and the feedback mechanisms between climatic shifts and earth-surface processes are still poorly understood. This is largely due to the fact that chronological data of sediment archives representing periglacial, but also potentially warmer climate periods, are very sparse until now.

“The Quaternary sediments in central Germany are perfect archives to understand the climate shifts that occurred in the region during the last 450,000 years”, says co-author Tobias Lauer, a geochronologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. “This is because all sediments representing the ice advances and retreats of Scandinavian glaciers into Europe are preserved here.” The sediments in the region, and especially in the area around the city Leipzig, are extremely well documented due to tens of thousands of drillings over the past few decades and open pits related to brown-coal mining.

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2 Recent Papers Further Confirm That Natural Cycles Are Indisputable, Powerful Climate Drivers

2 Recent Papers Further Confirm That Natural Cycles Are Indisputable, Powerful Climate Drivers:

Two recent papers dispelling claims often made by global warming alarmists have been presented by the Die kalte Sonne site. here.
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Insidious preindustrial warm phase: 4000 years ago glaciers in Norway had  almost completely melted away

By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt
(German text translated/edited by P Gosselin)

The University of Bergen in Norway reported 14 February 2017 on the climate in Norway 4000 years ago, when in the summertime it was on average two to three degrees warmer than today. Most glaciers in the country at the time had almost completely melted away and gone. Instead of examining these what for many are unexpected warm phases, the team of authors in the press release chose to focus the public’s attention on concern and fear for the future.

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Ice Bridge Collapses At GROWING Argentina glacier (Video)

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Ice bridge collapses at GROWING Argentina glacier – Video:

You might mistakenly assume the collapse came about because of global warming. That’s because articles about the collapse fail to mention that the glacier is growing. Yes, GROWING.

So how did ABC News handle it? They spun it this way:

“Experts said the collapse has nothing to do with climate change and was instead all to do with physics.”

Funny, isn’t it? The glacier is receding? Oh my God, it’s global warming! The glacier is advancing? Oh, that’s just “physics.”

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90% Of The World’s Glaciers Are GROWING

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90 percent of the world’s glaciers are growing:

NASA admits Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing – Confirms what I’ve been saying all along.

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A new NASA study, released on Friday, admits that ice is accumulating in Antarctica.

Satellite measurements show an 82-112 gigaton-a-year net ice gain. That’s 82-112 billion tons per year! Nine zeroes!

112,000,000,000 tons. Per year.

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Glaciers advancing on Mt Baker, Washington, says renowned geologist

Glaciers advancing on Mt Baker, Washington, says renowned geologist:

“Photos and maps prove that all of Mt. Baker glaciers are significantly more extensive today than they were in 1950,” says geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook.

Not only are the glaciers larger today than in 1950, some have recently begun to advance, says Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Western Washington University.

Glaciers On K-2, The 2nd Highest Peak On Earth, Are … Growing

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Glaciers on K-2, the 2nd highest peak on Earth,  are growing (Ice Age Now, Oct 21, 2014):

Scientists struggle to explain it (Look out! Here comes the spin!)


In the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding, says this article on LiveScience.

“It’s been a source of controversy that these glaciers haven’t been changing while other glaciers in the world have,” said study researcher Sarah Kapnick, a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric and ocean sciences at Princeton University.

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Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland’s (and Europe’s) largest glacier

Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland’s (and Europe’s) largest glacier (Ice Age Now, Aug 23, 2014):

Dyngjujokull eruption begins – It’s all subglacial for now


Iceland’s Dyngjujokull volcano began erupting today, prompting the country to raise its aviation alert level to red, the country’s Meteorological Office said. However, the eruption is still just considered a minor event at this point

Dyngjujokull volcano is not far from Bárðarbunga, which gave us the largest eruption of the Holocene (this era).

An alert level of red — the highest level — indicates the threat of “significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.” Meanwhile, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has raised the alert phase to emergency phase.

Seismic data indicates that hot magma is melting the ice beneath the Dyngjujokull icecap on the Vatnajokull glacier, said Met Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer.

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Evidence Of New, Present-Day Glaciation In Scotland

Evidence of new, present-day glaciation in Scotland (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

A team of experts investigating the North Face of Scotland’s Ben Nevis mountain have found snowfields remaining in many gullies and upper scree slopes.


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On these snowfields, the team – which included mountaineers, geologists and botanists – came across compacted, dense, ice hard snow call neve.

Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers, the team said.

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