Doom: Models State Most Himalayan Glaciers Could Disappear By 2100

I recently mentioned “cli-fi”, which is “climate fiction”, a growing subsection of novels and stories which incorporate climate change into the overall story. Rather like when authors would write fiction books based on nuclear war, EMP events, even zombies (I love a good zombie book, FYI, and read the heck out of them). Of course, most apocalyptic fiction books were more on the story, and how people survive, rather than being preachy about the subject, unlike cli-fi. I wonder, can we put all the doomsaying from the Cult of Climastrology into the realm of cli-fi, since it does seem rather fictional?

Scientists warn Everest glaciers at risk of disappearing

Glaciers in the Everest region could shrink at least 70 percent or even disappear entirely by the end of the century as a result of climate change, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Researchers in Nepal, the Netherlands and France studied weather patterns on the roof of the world and then created a model of conditions on Everest to determine the future impact of rising temperatures on its glaciers.

“The worst-case scenario shows a 99 percent loss in glacial mass… but even if we start to slow down emissions somewhat, we may still see a 70 percent reduction,” said Joseph Shea, who led the study.

Doom in 2100? Check. Computer models? Check. Blaming Mankind for “emissions”? Check. Forgetting that there has barely been any warming since 1998, which goes against 95% of the computer models (the same computer models that also fail when applied to pre-model data)? Check. Hedging their bets with un-scientific words like “could” and “may”? Check. Don’t tell the UK Guardian, though, because they are All In In Doomology

Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study

Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or drastically retreat as temperatures increase with climate change over the next century, according to a group of international researchers.

The estimated 5,500 glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region – site of Mount Everest and many of the world’s tallest peaks – could reduce their volume by 70%-99% by 2100, with dire consequences for farming and hydropower generation downstream, they said.

Even the Guardian couldn’t avoid using the word “could”. Then they slipped this in down in the article, after proclaiming Doom

There is still much uncertainty about how deeply levels of greenhouse gases will affect temperature, snowfall and rainfall, and very few of the region’s glaciers have been measured in detail. However, increasing rates of snow and ice melt are already observable and precipitation is expected to change from snow to rain at critical elevations, where glaciers are concentrated.

So, deep uncertainty, but, the Guardian and other Warmists are certain of doom.

The researchers caution that the new results should be seen as a first approximation to how Himalayan glaciers will react to increasing temperatures in the region.

“Our estimates need to be taken very cautiously, as considerable uncertainties remain,” said Patrick Wagnon, a glaciologist at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in Grenoble, France and co-author of the report.

In other words, this is just another in a long line of scary stories, cli-fi, if you will, based on computer models and partisan political Beliefs.

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