Human beings, I’ve been thinking. Hmm… 😉
Top left is Everest. Behold the beauty of bare rock and ice. 3.8 billion pixels of raw reality.
So we see. But some see ideology (and money?): “We want to tell the bigger story of climate change in the area, and we are working with Microsoft’; ‘ photographs showing the effect of climate change since 1921’. But Breashears brags: “GlacierWorks is not about advocacy or activism.” Hmm … David, any photos yet of all the advancing glaciers?
Lets look elsewhere. First, recently in the Media and even … in the scientific litterature!
“it is evident that glacier surging is more extensive than previously reported in the Karakoram and that the number of glacier surges has increased recently,” driven, as noted above, by positive mass balances.”; the result that “the regional mass balance is just positive at +0.11 ± 0.22 m/year water equivalent.” And in further support of this finding, they write that “recent glacier expansion (Hewitt, 2005) and speed-up over the region (Quincey et al., 2009; Heid and Kaab, 2011) tally with the gain of mass calculated in this study.” ; “between 1961 and 2000, mean summer temperature declined at all climate stations (Fowler and Archer, 2006), probably resulting in a decreasing glacier melt.” Glaciers, up and down … naturally. Everest is best without the activist interests 🙂
So, Happy Festive Season! … with no ideology or politics, just (small) worldly beauty 🙂
Glacially Active Brady
- Australo-Scando sapien Ascending
- Pleasant Travelling
- Free Space
- Anglosphere Ascending
- Exiting Exuberance
- Running Rampant
- Seeing Sensibly
- Sunny Side Up
- Reasoning Rising
- Best Year Ever Again, Continuing Trend
- The Sense of Scientific Style
- Prudently Preventing Prevention
- The Great Enrichment
- Herding Humans
- What Mad Pursuit
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