Saturday, April 7, 2007

Mountain climbers witness global warming (AP)

Mountain climbers witness global warming (AP): Mountaineers are bringing back firsthand accounts of vanishing glaciers, melting ice routes, crumbling rock formations and flood-prone lakes where glaciers once rose.

It's not just how it affects climbers and skiers, but the longer term consequences in less stable water supplies (both drought and flooding), disasters caused by decreased soil stability in mountain environments, and loss of ecological niches.

My neighborhood just replaced street lights to "increase safety." They used to be 50W, now they are 100W. Whose safety?

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