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Himalayan Glacier Goof-Up: More Fake Ammo For The Climate Denial Industry

03/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The glaciers in Africa, Europe, Greenland, North America, South America and, yes, the Himalayas are melting. Of the 442 known glaciers, 398 are actively diminishing and at accelerating rates. This is irrefutable, basic science.

What is in doubt is exactly how quickly and in what configuration the melting is occurring. Like all natural systems, the formation and deformation of glaciers is extraordinarily complex, enough so to warrant an entire branch of science (glaciology). For example...

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