January 3, 2007

It’s all a reality

Filed under: The environment — Tony Bridge @ 8:58 pm

Kia ora tatou:

If you thought global warming was a myth, have another look. I received this email from Virginia. Enough said!

Dear Tony,
Part of my heaven has disappeared! Ivory Glacier has gone. It lay couched in its little cirque in a hanging valley, 600 ft above the Stag River inland from Hokitika. Beautiful striped brown, white and grey ice carved schist lies on the glacier’s terminal moraine where wonderful ranuculus flower profusely. All this is still there, of course, but the little cirque where the snow precipitated, froze, compacted and flowed into the lake, is bare, reminding me of Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard! I was deeply saddened to hear this devastating news from the man who had take me there early in 1995.
The global warming became a reality for me.

Do yourself a favour. Go and see An Inconvenient Truth.

Ka kite ano




1 Comment »

  1. This dismays me. I hadn’t yet got to Ivory Lake, although I’ve been in the general area a few times; it was somewhere I’d always intended to go. It’s the sort of place that gives me hope, particularly here in India, where I could easily believe remoteness to be a long gone concept. I’ll still get there one day, but I’m sad I won’t get to see the little glacier — there’s something magical about the colours and forms you find in glaciers.

    BTW, this new blog’s excellent, Tony. Wish I had more time to browse and enjoy, but that’ll have to wait until June.

    All the best; ka kite, e hoa.

    Comment by Pohanginapete — January 21, 2007 @ 12:19 am

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