Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hard to argue with this evidence

According to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 85% of the snow on Mount Kilimanjaro has melted away since 1912. The primary cause: "increase in global temperatures." Experts predict that it will disappear completely within twenty years. The images above, taken in 2001 and 2009, show the near 26% decline in the last decade alone. Read more here.


ryan said...

Did you know that global temperatures have cooled since 1998 and that the earth is actually in a cooling period? Just saying hun.... :)

Deborah said...

Perhaps... (source on that factoid???)

Which is why I (and Thomas Friedman) very much prefer the term "climate change" instead of "global warming."

I think it is a common mistake for all of us, those who see a human impact on his planet as well as those who don't, to assume it is linear when it isn't. Anyone could say, "well there was X amount more snow fall in Minnesota this year" etc which would imply that it is getting cooler not warmer and therefore has changed direction but it simply isn't that, well, simple.