Everest Ice Retreating

A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found.everest-climate-20130514-001

Rocks and natural debris previously covered by snow are appearing now as the snow line has retreated 590 feet, according to Sudeep Thakuri, a University of Milan scientist who led the research.

The pessimistic view of Earth’s tallest peak was presented during a meeting Tuesday of the American Geophysical Union in Cancun, Mexico.

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Of course some very self-impressed people, like Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Southern California Republican member of the House Science Committee, thinks climate change is

“A total fraud,” he said.

McClatchy

 

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