Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Crank the heat in the pool Tipper, we're still cool!"

Al Gore need not worry that his jet setting life-style is melting Kilimanjaro's ice caps:

Rising nearly four miles from the plains of eastern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro has seen its glaciers decline steadily for well over a century — since long before humans began pumping large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Mote points out.

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Also, recent data from Kilimanjaro show temperatures on the 19,340-foot volcano never rise above freezing. So melting triggered by a warmer atmosphere can't be the reason the small summit ice sheet is retreating about 3 feet a year, said Georg Kaser, co-author of the new article and a glaciologist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.


Anonymous said...

for a
Al Gore

John Nicklin said...

Al Gore for Prez O the US. Then he can get the Kyoto thingy ratified by his Dimocract buddies in the Senate and force the USofA back to the stone age while he circles overhead in Airfarce One.

I think he's just "assualting reason"