Skip to comments.North America's highest peak not as tall as once thought
Posted on 09/12/2013 2:34:13 AM PDT by markomalley
North America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley in Alaska, just got shorter, according to new maps published by the official U.S. geographers.
New technology used by the U.S. Geological Survey found that Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, tops out at 20,237 feet - short of the 20,320 feet commonly cited as the summit elevation.
The USGS elevation data was part of a series of about 400 updated maps released earlier in September by the agency, which is updating and refining all of Alaska's topographic maps, some of which have been used for decades.
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It’s global warming ....
Obviously, the seas aren’t rising, the land is sinking instead. In just another bazillion years, the urban areas of the west coast will be underwater...
So that explains why I've lost 2 inches in the last 20 years: I've been weathering... ;)
-——Its global warming ....-——
What else can it be...? / S
Rising ocean levels cause mountains to lose altitude over mean sea level. Global warming just ruins everything.
A while back I heard Pikes Peak is actually 14,115 ft not the 14,110 usually cited. Maybe the socialist in chief can arrange a little redistribution of mass from mountains that are doing well to those less fortunate peaks.
Gravity sucks. Even for mountains! Lol
A king of France had his country surveyed and complained he’d lost more territory to his surveyor than he had to his enemies.
That’s nothing like what happened to New Hampshire’s Old Man in the Mountain.
No No No
It’s HAARP! It’s causing the mountain to shrink so that they can move it to New Jersey.
A few feet here and there, pretty soon you’re talking about a real mountain.
Could be caused my cat. He does stuff when I’m not watching that makes me think he is part of a hole in the space-time continuum. Dimensional layers of the multiverse and all that sorta stuff.
Or not. Might just be crappy government employees that can’t use equipment accurately. That gets my vote.
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