How Did Exxon Manage This?

Somehow, man’s burning of fossil fuels in the late 20th century has caused glaciers to begin melting … starting in the 18th century. 

Courtesy of I Love My CO2, comes this map of the pretty steady retreat of a glacier in Greenland. 


Unfortunately, I can’t find his source.  What makes me believe that this is accurate is this similar map of the glaciers at Glacier Bay, Alaska, from Alaska Geographic:


There is also pretty good evidence that the glaciers of Kilamanjaro were retreating before 1900 and most of their measured retreat has occured before 1950.  More here.

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  1. the reference is (without politicians)

    Science 24 March 2006:
    Vol. 311. no. 5768, pp. 1719 – 1720
    DOI: 10.1126/science.1124496

    Greenland Rumbles Louder as Glaciers Accelerate
    Ian Joughin*

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