Ice loss in Himalayas confirmed

by Richard on July 16, 2010

From the BBC:

“Photos taken by a mountaineer on Everest from the same spot where similar pictures were taken in 1921 have revealed an “alarming” ice loss.

The Asia Society (AS) arranged for the pictures to be taken in exactly the same place where British climber George Mallory took photos in 1921.

“The photographs reveal a startling truth: the ice of the Himalaya is disappearing,” an AS statement said.

“They reveal an alarming loss in ice mass over an 89-year period.”


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Kim 07.16.10 at 7:10 pm

Well, Richard, it’s junk science to asume that this is down to globul warming. It could just as easily be cawsed by yetis drinking more scotch on the rocks.

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