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Mt. Everest Avalanche: Is Climate Change to Blame?
Live Science via Yahoo ^ | 4-18-14 | By Marc Lallanilla

Posted on 04/18/2014 7:24:06 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy

"In 1989 when I first climbed Everest there was a lot of snow and ice, but now most of it has just become bare rock. That, as a result, is causing more rock falls, which is a danger to the climbers," said Apa Sherpa, a Nepali climber, as quoted in Discovery News.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: climatechange; mteverst
OMg! Here we go again.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 7:24:07 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy
Right. There were never any avalanches during the last Ice Age.

/sarcasm off/

2 posted on 04/18/2014 7:25:34 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Buck-I-Guy

             

3 posted on 04/18/2014 7:26:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Buck-I-Guy

If the Earth did not want rocks to fall, there would be no gravity.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 7:26:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

If it isn’t Bush’s fault then it’s got to be global warming/climate change.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Buck-I-Guy
The loss of glaciers in the region isn't uniform, however. A study published in the April 2012 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience found that glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range are holding steady, and some may even be growing in size....
6 posted on 04/18/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Buck-I-Guy

It’s called...

a lot of compacted snow + gravity = avalanche.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 7:30:08 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Buck-I-Guy

These libs must have this stuff pre written and attach it to the incident of the day.
They do wear you down with their persistence.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 7:30:09 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy
No.

Next question?

9 posted on 04/18/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

With all the global warming, I expect more and more asteroids to start zipping past the planet.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Chicken Little Alert!

Mt. Everest is falling! Mt. Everest is falling!


11 posted on 04/18/2014 7:38:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Buck-I-Guy

I would think it was more due to elevation change. As in, the elevation of the snow and I’ve changed very rapidly.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 7:39:26 PM PDT by keat
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To: Buck-I-Guy

The reach of the propaganda machine of US media is astonishing. I remember a policeman in India c 1980 describing some scene of carnage in his remote area of that country “It was like My Lai.”


13 posted on 04/18/2014 7:41:10 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Buck-I-Guy
Of course, 400+ people tromping up & down the mountain would not have anything to do with the avalanches, would it?


14 posted on 04/18/2014 7:52:21 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

damn sherpas should have built an ADA compliant escalator.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Buck-I-Guy
RE :”Everest Avalanche: Is Climate Change to Blame?”

Of course

There is no other possible explanation.

There were no Avalanches before global warming.
Repent before it happens to you!

16 posted on 04/18/2014 8:04:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Buck-I-Guy
Is Climate Change to Blame?

No.
Quite simply, temperature fluctuations are the norm, and are certainly no more extreme during the age of mankind's recorded history than what we can glean from prehistoric evidence, i.e., the Ice Ages and the intervening glacier recession periods.
But, we always enjoy the efforts to suggest otherwise for the sheer comedic entertainment they provide.

17 posted on 04/18/2014 8:13:29 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Buck-I-Guy
of course it is! gloBULL warming creates more snow and more snow creates more, wait, never mind...
18 posted on 04/18/2014 8:17:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Slightly off-topic but ...

Isn’t it a little early in the season to be climbing Everest?


19 posted on 04/18/2014 8:18:32 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Called it


20 posted on 04/18/2014 8:30:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Liberals will go to any length to help Al Gore increase his $500 million dollar fortune.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 8:31:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy
Mount Everest. Forbidding. Aloof. Terrifying. The mountain with the biggest tits in the world.

*GONG*

Start Again.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 8:32:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BwanaNdege

Actually per information from those at the scene and in western climbing circles this was not a “snow avalanche” it was the crashing of a giant ice serac that crashed into the icefall which is a glacier that makes up the beginning of the southern climbing route of everest. Where the serac was located is actually not on the climbing route it is on the mountain’s west shoulder. Again not a snow avalanche.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 8:33:37 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: InterceptPoint

actually no, this is the main climbing season every year. Summits need to happen in May before monsoon season. climbers begin climbing in March so they can acclimate to the altitudes


24 posted on 04/18/2014 8:35:43 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

It’s pretty clear to me that the 200+ bodies that litter the slopes of Everest have caused a localized micro-climate change, resulting in avalanches. That, or the climbers offended the spirit of Everest and she simply lashed out.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 8:39:51 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Chode

Survey says.............Naaaaaaaaaa! Fracking in North Dakota is at “fault”. Or jack hammers doing road repairs in lost angeles.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 8:53:02 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman
LA, definitely LA...
27 posted on 04/18/2014 8:56:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

It was a fox! Similar to the one that trampled the First Lady’s garden..


28 posted on 04/18/2014 8:59:39 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRColl)
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To: BwanaNdege

That was my thought too.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 9:03:50 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Chode

Hmmmm. Just wondering. Is Mexico City 180 degrees out from Everest? Maybe the 7.2 in MC caused the rock slide/avalanche. Nah. LA sounds right to me too. :>}


30 posted on 04/18/2014 9:14:04 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

LOL!!!

NO. Avalances happen all the time and this is not the 1st expedition hit by one.

I do note the question of globull warming hadn’t come up regarding various snowboarders and skiers who were felled by avalanches


31 posted on 04/19/2014 12:00:06 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Too easy.

The answer is, “No.”

The longer (and more appropriate) answer is, “H*ll, no, you f***ing PC ***hole.”


32 posted on 04/19/2014 1:55:27 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Buck-I-Guy

If global warming affects gravity, friction between massive amounts of snow and mountainsides, etc., then climate change is surely the culprit.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 3:20:31 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: longfellowsmuse
Summits need to happen in May before monsoon season. climbers begin climbing in March so they can acclimate to the altitudes

Thanks. Lesson learned.

34 posted on 04/19/2014 4:27:29 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Global Warming hates Sherpas!!!!!


35 posted on 04/19/2014 2:42:45 PM PDT by ALASKA (Disgusted.....)
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