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Mount Everest Melting Due To Climate Change


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, conservation, protection, globalwarming )

Cher
- 580 days ago - greenerideal.com
New research suggests that the overall warming of the world due to greenhouse gases is melting the tallest mountain: Mount Everest. Presented during a conference co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in Cancun, Mexico, the authors of the



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Frans Badenhorst (560)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:28 am
really...?.......no, seriously, we have been warned.......
 

Julie E. (371)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:46 am
lol Frans
 

Barbara D. (79)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:05 am
Aww, come on!! What climate change???
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:15 pm
Noted. So, where does everyone think all this water from the melting ice will end up?....noting the excessive rise in the sea level. Sounds extremely troubling to me.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:35 pm
Just a sad commentary.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:48 pm
I am not surprised.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:00 pm
Remember when the deniers were crowing over a claim that the potential shrinking of Himalayan glaciers had been exaggerated? Turns out it had been underestimated.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:24 pm
Well what do these scientist know anyway? Just ask any Republican and they'll tell you the scientists are wrong and no nothing about climate change. I'm kidding of course.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:53 pm
Global warming, greenhouse gases and man is doing the planet in! Most people are not paying attention and when they finally get it, it will be to late! I remember the air before clean air standards were put in place! And I don't want to be there again!
 

Julie E. (371)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:44 pm

Mr. LLOYD H, are we not to read your comment either? Why the negative attitude? Here is more about the article you chose not to read.

-Thakuriís team used satellite imagery and topographic maps to track the regionís glacial movements, and used hydro-meteorological data from the Nepal Climate Observatory and Nepalís Department of Hydrology to examine temperature and precipitation changes. Their data shows that the temperature in the Everest region has increased by sightly more than 1 degree Fahrenheit, with a 3.9 decrease in precipitation during the pre-monsoon and winter months in the past two decades.

Discovery notes that even small increases in temperature can have large consequences on the mountain, where melting glaciers could lead to flooding, rock slides and avalanches that could damage the ecosystem.

Furthermore, loss of glaciers and snow would change the appearance of Mount Everest from a snow-covered landscape to a rocky mountain peak with patches of snow.

These changes could also have dire consequences for surrounding human populations, according to Thakuri.

Thanks for the article Cher!

 

Barbara D. (79)
Friday May 24, 2013, 6:42 am
Lloyd, your comment has left me A. dumbfounded and B. specchless!!!!!!
 

Winn Adams (205)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:34 am
I hope that people who affect changes will do so before it's too late.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday May 24, 2013, 8:02 pm
Not surprised.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:10 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:04 am
sadly noted
 
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