Ugandan Ice Cap Split in Two by Global Warming!
Posted by Jeff Id on May 6, 2010
I’m not terribly inspired this morning, but in reading the news I found this headline.
It sounds pretty serious right, listen to this quote.
Margherita is Africa’s third highest peak and is a popular spot for climbers. Scientists say the glaciers in the Rwenzori range could disappear in the next 20 years because of global warming.
I’m sure they’re right, scientists do say that. Another quote of great import is below!
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan wildlife authorities say the ice cap on the country’s western Rwenzori mountain range has split after extensive melting caused by global warming.
Nelson Guma says ice covering Mount Margherita, the second highest peak in Africa, has melted forming a large crevasse some 6 meters (nearly 20 feet) wide.
a LARGE, crevasse 6 meters wide??? Wait a minute, what exactly are we talking about here.
The authorities say a crevasse has blocked access to the Margherita summit – the third-highest peak in Africa, and a popular destination with climbers.
Scientists say glaciers in the Rwenzori range could disappear within 20 years.
The third highest peak, blocked access, disappearing glaciers, it’s definitely serious right? This was serious news covered by several major news outlets with all the usual headlines of global warming doom.
According to researchers, the ice cap covered 6 sq km (2 sq miles) 50 years ago. It is now less than 1 sq km.
You just have to wonder how dumb the population is when headlines like this take all the major newspapers. I mean we could build a few snow machines and replace this horrible tremendous event. Wow, calling this headline material is amazing in so many ways.
For scale the Himalayan glaciers cover approximately 400,000 square kilometers (I need a better reference).