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Author: mschmit Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 55294  
Subject: Re: Sad, really... Date: 2/11/2013 9:08 PM
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Here's the thing: the water vapor content of the atmosphere is directly related to the temperature of the atmosphere. Simply put, the warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold and the more moisture in the atmosphere, the greater the potential precipitation (either as snow, ice or rain depending on the temperature of the air).

This is all true. So, what should the possible (testable) result be?
More snow in a lot of places. Thus more cold mass and more accumulation of snow pack, glaciers, etc. But then during the summer months, due to warming we should get more melting.

But the earth is not homogeneous...we should have some places with significantly more snow and some with less. Therefore, there should be some places where the snow/glaciers are growing and some where they are shrinking.

Primarily, at least in most studies, it seems, they have discussed shrinking glaciers and snow pack...and any mention of increases is treated as heresy or ignored.

Mike
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