Sunday, August 06, 2006

The World Is Hot By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Machu Picchu, Peru

For Peru, global warming is not just "an inconvenient truth."
It's a daily reality, particularly for the residents in the spectacular Urubamba River Valley, the birthplace of Incan civilization. Watching the sun rise from atop the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, you can look around 360 degrees and see Andean mountains everywhere. The highest of them were always described in the guidebooks as "snow capped." Today, they're more "snow frosted."

They still have snow, but there is a lot of rock now showing through on many of them. If these trends continue, in a few years they'll just be described as "steely gray." The great Andean glaciers are melting, receding at about 100 meters a decade.more...

1 Comments:

Anonymous me said...

just like in movies!

When I come across with topics on Global warming. I can't help but reminisce scenes from " The day after tomorrow", " The day of destruction", and even " ice age " too.
Global warming is real and Peru alone is not suffering from it. Worst yet is that it is ocurring and we are powerless to control it.
Unless, a super hero can save us from it.

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