Tuesday, November 03, 2009

No Snows Of Kilimanjaro

Hemingway's The Snows Of Kilimanjaro may soon be more than just a great short story, it may become an example of a sad history. The history of a species smart enough to finally understand global warming, but unable to act fast enough, decisively enough, to end the coming disaster. Those among us who deny the reality of global warming apparently value money over human life. So much for this biped species.
Eighty-five percent of the ice cover that was present in 1912 has vanished, the scientists said.
& let's not forget that it is easy to mess with the evidence, as the Austrians have done in this case. Given the fact, as pointed out by Lonnie Thompson, that the phenomenon of glacial ice melting in the mountains of the tropics is widespread, how can you suggest it is only a lack of moisture problem? &, with further research, it may well be found that the so-called lack of moisture is also a product of man-made global warming. My emphasis.  BTW, you can buy Hemingway's book here. Go buy it, for Christ's sake.

Febuary 17, 1993 (top photo)

February 23, 2000 (bottom photo)


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