by Elmer

May 15, 2009
from MinnesotansForGlobalWarming Website



Alaska's Hubbard Glacier is advancing at the rate of seven feet per day!


Against popular belief many glaciers are growing all over the world, six in the U.S. alone. Below is a partial list. Of course as they grow parts "calf" and fall into the ocean which makes for very exiting video.



Partial List of The Specific Glaciers That Are Growing

Updated 13 November  2009

from IceAgeNow Website


  • Ålfotbreen Glacier

  • Briksdalsbreen Glacier

  • Nigardsbreen Glacier

  • Hardangerjøkulen Glacier

  • Hansebreen Glacier

  • Jostefonn Glacier

  • Engabreen glacier (The Engabreen glacier is the second largest glacier in Norway. It is a part (a glacial tongue) of the Svartisen glacier, which has steadily increased in mass since the 1960s when heavier winter precipitation set in.)

Norway's glaciers growing at record pace. The face of the Briksdal glacier, an off-shoot of the largest glacier in Norway and mainland Europe, is growing by an average 7.2 inches (18 cm) per day. (From the Norwegian daily Bergens Tidende.)

See mass balance of Norwegian glaciers:



  • Helm Glacier

  • Place Glacier

Glaciers growing on Canada’s tallest mountain
17 Nov 08 – The ice-covered peak of Yukon's soaring Mount Logan may be due for an official re-measurement after readings that suggest this country's superlative summit has experienced a growth spurt.

Mt. Blanc


Antizana 15 Alpha Glacier

Winter snows did not all melt on Italy’s Presena Glacier this summer
10 Nov 09 - 'Their massive base depth last season meant it didn’t all melt over the summer so they have nearly a metre and a half of snow on the glacier ski area already." (The second story of this kind in two years.)

Silvretta Glacier


Maali Glacier (This glacier is surging. See below)




Greenland glacier advancing 7.2 miles per year!

The BBC recently ran a documentary, The Big Chill, saying that we could be on the verge of an ice age.


Britain could be heading towards an Alaskan-type climate within a decade, say scientists, because the Gulf Stream is being gradually cut off. The Gulf Stream keeps temperatures unusually high for such a northerly latitude.

One of Greenland’s largest glaciers has already doubled its rate of advance, moving forward at the rate of 12 kilometers (7.2 miles) per year. To see a transcript of the documentary, go to

Greenland Ice Sheet Growing Thicker
4 Nov 05 - After gathering data for more than ten years, a team of Norwegian-led scientists has found that the Greenland Ice Sheet is actually growing thicker at its interior.


All 48 glaciers in the Southern Alps have grown during the past year. The growth is at the head of the glaciers, high in the mountains, where they gained more ice than they lost. Noticeable growth should be seen at the  foot of the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers within two to three years.(27 May 2003)

Fox, Franz Josef glaciers defy trend - New Zealand's two best-known glaciers are still on the march - 31 Jan 07 - See Franz Josef Glacier



  • Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier (the largest glacier in Patagonia) is advancing at the rate of 7 feet per day. The 250 km² ice formation, 30 km long, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. This ice field, located in the Andes system shared with Chile, is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.

  • Chile's Pio XI Glacier (the largest glacier in the southern hemisphere) is also growing.


  • Colorado (scroll down to see AP article)

  • Washington (Mount St. Helens, Mt. Rainier* and Mt. Shuksan

  • California (Mount Shasta - scroll down for info)

  • Montana (scroll down for info)

  • Glacier Peak, WA (scroll down for info

  • Alaska (Mt. McKinley and Hubbard)

Antarctic ice grows to record levels
13 Sep 07 - While the Antarctic Peninsula area has warmed  in recent years and ice near it diminished during the Southern Hemisphere summer, the interior of Antarctica has been colder and ice elsewhere has been more extensive and longer lasting.

West Antarctic Ice Sheet not losing ice as fast as we thought

20 Oct 09 - New measurements by GPS Network suggest the rate of ice loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet has been slightly overestimated.

Antarctica's Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf is growing
7 Dec 05 – Scientists Joughin and Bamber re-evaluated the mass balances of the ice in Antarctica. "It is clear from the results of this study that the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf is not rapidly, or even slowly, wasting away. Quite to the contrary, it is growing."

Global Warming? New Data Shows Ice Is Back
19 Feb 08 - A Feb. 18 report in the London Daily Express showed that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than usual, challenging the global warming crusaders and buttressing arguments of skeptics who deny that the world is undergoing global warming.

Mount St. Helens’ Crater Glacier Advancing Three Feet Per Day
25 Jun 07 - See Crater Glacier

Against odds, glacier grows in cauldron of Mt. St. Helens
15 May 08 – See Glacier grows in cauldron of Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens glacier (Crater Glacier) growing 50 feet per year
September 20, 2004 - See Mount St. Helens

Glaciers growing on California's Mount Shasta!
12 Oct 03 - See Mount Shasta Glaciers Growing
9 Jul 08 - See also California Glaciers Growing

Geologists Unexpectedly Find 100 Glaciers in Colorado
7 Oct 01 See Colorado Glaciers Growing

Washington's Nisqually Glacier is Growing
See Nisqually Glacier

Glaciers in Montana's Glacier Park on the verge of growing
5 Oct 2002. See Glacier Park

Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing thicker
See Antarctic Icecap Growing Thicker
See Construction crane buried in the Antarctic Ice Sheet




Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier advancing 7 feet per day!
10 May 09

This from climatologist Cliff Harris of the Coeur d’Alene Press. It’s possible that the glacier could close the fjord by later this summer if the current rate speeds up, says Harris.

Glaciers growing on Glacier Peak, WA
16 Oct 08 – Email from reader
Before I moved to CO in 2005 it was obvious that the glaciers and snow had receded and rock was visible in areas all the way to the peak. The glaciers and snow are back now ... completely covered in white from top to bottom, and this is after the “warm” summer months here in the PNW.

Glaciers in Norway Growing Again
Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.

Glaciers in western Himalayas thickening and expanding Arctic ice cover above it’s 30-year average

23 Nov 08

A study published by the American Meteorological Society found that glaciers are only shrinking in the eastern Himalayas. Further west, in the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram, glaciers are “thickening and expanding”.

Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years

16 Oct 08

High snowfall and cold weather to blame leading to the increase in glacial mass.

Growing Alaskan glaciers the start of a new Little Ice Age?

14 Oct 08

“Never before in the history of a research project dating back to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind of snow buildup that came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.


Himalayan Glaciers Not Shrinking
Glacial Experts Question Theory of Global Warming
15 Feb 07
Many people have asked why some glaciers in South America are melting. I think it is perfectly understandable. Remember, we have had two of the strongest El Niño on record during the past 21 years. During an El Niño, a narrow band of the Pacific Ocean warms by as much as 14 degrees. This band of warm water travels east essentially along the equator until it slams into South America.

It seems logical that the increased rainfall caused by El Niño, plus the warmer winds blowing across the warmer water, could hasten glacial melt. But let me say it again. I do not believe that this is caused by humans, I think it is caused by the El Niño phenomenon, which is caused by underwater volcanism, which is increasing due to the ice-age cycle.

With this said, let me point out many glaciers in South America remain stable, and some - including the Pio XI Glacier and the Perito Moreno Glacier - are growing. The Pio XI Glacier is the largest glacier in the southern hemisphere. The Moreno Glacier is the largest glacier in Patagonia.

I find it curious that news reports do not mention these two glaciers.


Contrary to previous reports, Arctic ice did not thin during the 1990s, say researchers at the Department of Oceanography at Göteborg University in
Göteborg, Sweden.


See "Arctic Sea Ice Thickness Remained Constant During the 1990s".