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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Good news. Soon even Farkers will be able to climb Everest   ( divider line
    More: PSA, Earth, Climate, Weather, Climate change, Atmospheric pressure, Atmosphere, effects of climate change, Mount Everest  
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887 clicks; posted to STEM » on 26 Nov 2020 at 2:45 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2020-11-26 2:52:54 PM  
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FTFA: When temperature rises, molecules move faster. And when these molecules start to collide with each other, pressure increases. More pressure means more molecules, making more oxygen available to breathe, says lead author Tom Matthews, a climate scientist at Loughborough University in the U.K.

That's the finest example of a butchered explanation I've seen this week.  Thanks!
2020-11-26 11:28:01 PM  
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I wonder if the irony is lost on these environmental scientists who participated in the expedition climbing the mountain and placing all this gear on it to study climate change and its effects on the planet, also left the mountain littered with spent oxygen bottles, piss, feces, and kilograms of various other trash?

The commercialization of climbing Everest essentially started with Rob Hall and Scott Fischer in 1996. The fact that both men's frozen corpses still remain on the mountain to this day after that complete clusterfark of a climbing season should have been a warning sign to everyone, but here we are...
2020-11-26 3:20:13 PM  
2 votes:
Climb Everest?
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2020-11-26 8:26:17 PM  
1 vote:

winedrinkingman: As soon as those glaciers are gone, so is India's and much of China's drinking water

Because no glaciers means no precipitation at all ever?
2020-11-26 5:14:15 PM  
1 vote:
I'd settle for "just" getting to Base Camp.
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