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bijou
12-05-2009, 09:52 AM
Newspapers and news sites in the Netherlands today extensively broke the news of the findings of a research team led by Professor Jaap Sinninghe Damste — a leading molecular paleontologist at Utrecht University and winner of the prestigious Spinoza Prize — about the melting icecap of the Kilimanjaro, the African mountain that became a symbol of anthropogenic global warming.

Professor Sinninghe Damste’s research, as discussed on the site of the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research (DOSR) — a governmental body — shows that the icecap of Kilimanjaro was not the result of cold air but of large amounts of precipitation which fell at the beginning of the Holocene period, about 11,000 years ago.

The melting and freezing of moisture on top of Kilimanjaro appears to be part of “a natural process of dry and wet periods.” The present melting is not the result of “environmental damage caused by man.”

Professor Damste studied organic biomarker molecules in the sediment record of Lake Challa, near Mount Kilimanjaro, and reconstructed the changes and intensity of precipitation in this part of Africa over the last 25,000 years. They observed an 11,500 year cycle of intense monsoon precipitation.

In the dry period between 12,800 and 11,500 years ago, Kilimanjaro was ice-free. ...

link (http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/dutch-gore-wrong-on-snows-of-kilimanjaro/)

Today's installment of bad news for the Goracle.

Rockntractor
12-05-2009, 10:10 AM
This will make Wilbur look even more stupid. Is that possible?

SarasotaRepub
12-05-2009, 10:32 AM
I had also heard a while ago that the ice was melting because the current residents of the area had been cutting down the rainforest at the base of the volcano therefore cutting off a moisture supply.

Gingersnap
12-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Well, duh. This isn't new news but at least it's finally getting some air play.

Sonnabend
12-05-2009, 04:48 PM
Is that possible?

No.

JB
12-05-2009, 05:53 PM
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djones520
12-05-2009, 09:41 PM
I had also heard a while ago that the ice was melting because the current residents of the area had been cutting down the rainforest at the base of the volcano therefore cutting off a moisture supply.

Which would then be caused by man.

patriot45
12-05-2009, 09:52 PM
Which would then be caused by man.

Everything is caused by man! The real damage is done when we try to fix it!