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    Mount Everest: Mountain's highest glacier melting rapidly, new study shows

    Climate change is causing the highest glacier on Mount Everest to melt at a rapid pace, a new study has found.

    Researchers led by the University of Maine found that the South Col Glacier has lost more than 180ft (54m) of thickness in the last 25 years.

    The glacier, which sits around 7,906m (25,938 ft) above sea-level, is thinning 80 times faster than it first took the ice to form on the surface.

    The rate of decline has been blamed on warming temperatures and strong winds.

    Scientists leading the study found that since the 1990s, ice that took around 2,000 years to form has melted away.

    They also noted that the glacier's thick snowpack has been eroded, exposing the underlying black ice to the sun and accelerating the melting process.

  • #2
    Good

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post
      Good
      Other than flipping the bird, what's the point of your comment?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post
        Good
        Why would that be a good thing?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Requiem View Post

          Why would that be a good thing?
          It will
          make it easier to strip
          mine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post

            It will
            make it easier to strip
            mine.
            Conservatives just can't help smearing shit on things. OH threads, the planet, the Capitol...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by W*GS View Post

              Conservatives just can't help smearing shit on things. OH threads, the planet, the Capitol...
              Cry some more

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post

                It will
                make it easier to strip
                mine.
                The various outcomes (impacts) of glaciers disappearing worldwide are easily a huge negative to humanity and the planet.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post

                  Cry some more
                  Conservatives don't conserve. They need a different name.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Requiem View Post

                    The various outcomes (impacts) of glaciers disappearing worldwide are easily a huge negative to humanity and the planet.
                    We're finding that these mountains are often held together with ice and as they thaw, they crumble. Never mind the utter dependency of many millions on glacial meltwater.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Requiem View Post

                      The various outcomes (impacts) of glaciers disappearing worldwide are easily a huge negative to humanity and the planet.
                      It’s the circle of life. Nature will play out as it has for millennia. Ice ages, tropical ages and everything in between.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post
                        It’s the circle of life. Nature will play out as it has for millennia. Ice ages, tropical ages and everything in between.
                        Good luck banking on a "natural process" (worldwide cooling period with immense precipitation) that is going to reverse 150 years of consistent decline we are seeing in this area.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                          We're finding that these mountains are often held together with ice and as they thaw, they crumble. Never mind the utter dependency of many millions on glacial meltwater.
                          Bad news for the people of Central Asia when the Tian Shan Basin ends up going bye bye.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Requiem View Post

                            Good luck banking on a "natural process" (worldwide cooling period with immense precipitation) that is going to reverse 150 years of consistent decline we are seeing in this area.
                            Just have patience.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post
                              Just have patience.
                              Patience has nothing to do with this. It would take a catastrophic Ice Age (which would undoubtedly help decimate humanity) coupled with years of constant precipitation to get back to the way things were. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that is likely to happen in the near future.
                              Last edited by Requiem; 02-04-2022, 09:30 PM.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post
                                It’s the circle of life. Nature will play out as it has for millennia. Ice ages, tropical ages and everything in between.
                                Civilization is an awfully high price to pay for our addiction to oil.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                                  Civilization is an awfully high price to pay for our addiction to oil.
                                  Civilization has thrived because of oil

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Requiem View Post

                                    Patience has nothing to do with this. It would take a catastrophic Ice Age (which would undoubtedly help decimate humanity) coupled with years of constant precipitation to get back to the way things were. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that is likely to happen in the near future.
                                    The green new deal and all the other wack ideas would be just as catastrophic to humanity.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                                      Civilization is an awfully high price to pay for our addiction to oil.
                                      Like COVID-19, anthropogenic climate change is a global problem that requires collective action. Nothing is more distasteful to the typical self-centered, overgrown adolescent “only my individual rights matter - screw the common good” right-winger.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                                        Other than flipping the bird, what's the point of your comment?

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post
                                          Civilization has thrived because of oil
                                          The people who put profits before planet and their defenders have stalled action for long enough that we've put civilization at grave risk.

                                          If we're lucky and we employ everything we can, we'll get away with a Titanic-level loss. If we don't, well, humanity will back up some millennia.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by Atwater27 View Post

                                            The green new deal and all the other wack ideas would be just as catastrophic to humanity.
                                            Conservatives still deny AGW. For no reasons at all. Sad.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                                              Conservatives don't conserve. They need a different name.
                                              How about “the poorly educated?”

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                                                Conservatives still deny AGW. For no reasons at all. Sad.
                                                Reasons:

                                                1. Climate change denial is a prerequisite for tribal membership and a sign of tribal identity (just like belief in trickle-down economics, belief in Jay-sus, religious fundamentalism, belief that abortion is always wrong, etc., etc.)

                                                2. Pure selfishness and unwillingness to balance individual rights with common good.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by W*GS View Post

                                                  The people who put profits before planet and their defenders have stalled action for long enough that we've put civilization at grave risk.

                                                  If we're lucky and we employ everything we can, we'll get away with a Titanic-level loss. If we don't, well, humanity will back up some millennia.
                                                  "The founders themselves understood that freedom required self-control and a sense of civic responsibility. They regarded unrestrained individualism as a danger to the virtues required by a free republic, and they did not confuse narcissism and selfishness with liberty.

                                                  To previous generations of conservatives, this was more or less self-evident. But in today’s GOP, those notions have been scrapped, along with so many other ideas and principles like fiscal responsibility, the rule of law, support for liberal democracy and the foundational concept that character matters..."

                                                  - Charle Sykes

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