Receding glacier reveals PROOF that it was warmer 1,200 years ago than today

“Retreat of the Mendenhall Glacier reveals the remains of trees which grew more than 2,000 years ago,” says this article in the Juneau Empire. As the glacier advanced, it snapped off the tops of the trees in its path, said UAS Professor of Geology and Environmental Science Program Coordinator Cathy Connor. Now, as the glacier melts, the stumps are revealed. The most recent stumps Connor has dated emerging from the Mendenhall are between 1,400 and 1,200 years old. The oldest she’s tested are around 2,350 years old. “It’s an ongoing process,” said Professor Emeritus of Geophysics Roman Motyka. The recession of Eagle and Herbert glaciers is revealing trees of a similar age. Today, the Taku Glacier is the only glacier of the 32 from the Juneau ice-field to be slowly advancing, pushing live cottonwoods out of the way. Think about this for a moment. If ancient forests were growing there just 1,200 years ago, wouldn’t that mean that it had to have been warmer than today? Of course it does. More proof of the global-warming con job. By the way. Many years ago I lived just a quarter mile in front of the face of the Mendenhall Glacier. I used glacier ice in my scotch-on-the-rocks, and kept my eyes open for ice worms. (Never saw any.) See entire article, entitled “Ancient trees emerge from frozen forest ‘tomb’”: http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-09-13/ancient-trees-emerge-frozen-forest-tomb#.Ujjifz9km5I Source

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