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[–] smallpond 1 points (+1|-0)
[–] CDanger [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

I don't think anybody disputes that glacier retreat in the last ~100 years. What they're disputing is predictions about the future presented with unwarranted certainty and authority. It's pretty clear that despite what we know, we have an incomplete understanding at best about glacier dynamics.

[–] smallpond 3 points (+3|-0)

Just putting that obviously biased article in context. We have an incomplete understanding of almost everything, but we should still act to prevent the disasters that appear to be approaching with a high degree of confidence. We can't predict weather completely accurately from day-to-day either, but if the authorities says there's a high risk of major flooding coming to your neighbourhood, you'd be silly not to take them seriously.

[–] yeti 1 points (+1|-0)

Actually, the glaciers in Patagonia continue grow rapidly.