Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier
Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.But that certainly didn't stop you from trying, did it? Now, let me take a stab at things here. Nepal, last I checked, is north of the equator. That means that right now it's *SPRINGTIME* in Nepal. You know, springtime? When snow and ice starts to melt as part of the normal weather cycle?
Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a group of Sherpa guides on Friday and killed 16 in the deadliest single disaster on Everest. While it is impossible to link any single event to long-term changes in the global climate, scientists say the future will likely hold more such dangers in high-altitude regions.
I love how the climate change cultists are the first to bleat repeatedly about how one very cold winter doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening, yet one avalanche on Everest in the springtime means ZOMG ALL THE ICE WILL MELT FOREVER. Because, you know, snow and ice NEVER melts when that side of the planet gets closer to the sun and average temperature increases...
THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED!!!1111
That is all.
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(image courtesy of Robb Allen)