Mountains

02007-08-23 | Environment, News | 2 comments

I am watching the German TV news from yesterday (on my Nokia N95) and there is an interesting piece on the drilling of a hole into Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze – see this photo. The hole will go deep into permanently frozen soil in a research project to explore global warming and climate change. Apparently many mountains are “held together” by permafrost at the top. With climate change those mountain tops might literally fall apart.

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  1. Boris

    Yes, I saw this yesterday as well. But on normal TV, of course. Somehow funny to read it here. The glacier on Zugspitze has decreased significantly in a very short time and will be gone completely very soon.

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  2. Panj

    Watching the melting of the ice caps and glaciers has been horrid, but to see an old friend like the Zugspitze in such trouble, brings yet another level of sadness. Perhaps we won’t be able to hold the tide back or reverse it, but still my deepest Prayer is that Mother Nature will be able to heal herself…either way, I think we are in for a bumpy ride!

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