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The vanishing Snows of Kilimanjaro

Postby EManBevHills » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:13 am

Some more troubling evidence of global warming:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/world ... ss&emc=rss
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Postby JustinShapiro » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:33 am

It's crazy but I've gotta say that i'm not terribly surprised.
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Postby Alpinist » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:36 am

That's pretty said. I was shocked to see how small the glaciers looked when I was there in 2007. They seemed but mere slivers to me atop the summit ridge.
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Postby isostatic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:02 pm

Oh, no!!!

Now they will have to rename this classic book!

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Postby taxinvestor » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:05 pm

FortMental wrote:whatever happened to the idea of painting the summit white (like Monty Python did when they tried painting that beach-sand white for that scene with the giant penguin and the long green tentacles)....anybody remember that?......hello? anyone?


Last week on Kili there was a group of ornithologists on the summit trying to estimate the airspeed velocity of an unladen African swallow.
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:09 pm

Note this reference. (cited in NYT article)

and here.
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Postby outofstep80 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:59 pm

Haven't you all heard? Less and Less Americans believe in Global Warming these days. Stop trying to use "evidence" to support your theories. :lol:
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Postby Woodie Hopper » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:50 pm

FortMental wrote:whatever happened to the idea of painting the summit white (like Monty Python did when they tried painting that beach-sand white for that scene with the giant penguin and the long green tentacles)....anybody remember that?......hello? anyone?


Yes- the attack of the electric penguin.

Good one!
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:07 pm

Wow, I need to get out there and climb a hard route on that joint before all the snow routes are gone! (If there's even still a harder glacier route.)
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Postby xDoogiex » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:41 pm

Me too. I'll be pissed if I finally make it out there and its all gone
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Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:07 pm

outofstep80 wrote:Haven't you all heard? Less and Less Americans believe in Global Warming these days. Stop trying to use "evidence" to support your theories. :lol:


Yeah. Next they'll be trying to convince us that the earth is round and that it revolves around the sun!
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:48 pm

Folks: Read the article a bit more carefully; especially read the cited article in American Scientist, which is much more thorough. Recorded/ extrapolated temperatures at the Kibo ice cap have varied little over the years, but there has been a dearth of new snow to replace that which mainly fell between 10000 and 2000 BC, when we had forests and lakes in the Sahara.
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Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:52 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Folks: Read the article a bit more carefully; especially read the cited article in American Scientist, which is much more thorough. Recorded/ extrapolated temperatures at the Kibo ice cap have varied little over the years, but there has been a dearth of new snow to replace that which mainly fell between 10000 and 2000 BC, when we had forests and lakes in the Sahara.


There you go with that pesky evidence again! You've got to stop thinking, and just believe! I say believe! Can I have an amen! I say believe! Damn you, believe!
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Postby outofstep80 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:13 pm

I actually am a global warming believer. I think both sides have there extremes though. It is definitely a complex system that we are trying to analyze and it is difficult to know the extent of the damage we have caused, but to think that everything we do has no impact is more than a little...(fill in the blank)
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