Tagged: Himalayas

Has Everest’s iconic Hillary Step really collapsed? Here’s the science - Guest Work

Guest Author May 29, 2017

By Mike Searle, University of Oxford The Hillary Step, a rocky outcrop at 8,770m, just beneath the summit of Everest (8,850m), has finally succumbed to gravity and partially collapsed. At least it has according to mountaineer Tim Mosedale, who climbed the mountain this year. His claim has been refuted by the chair of the Nepal … Read More

Climate science's trouble spots - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 21, 2010

Nature has just published a very good feature on its website which is worth reading for anyone wanting an overview of the real contentious areas of climate science. As Nature sees it, the areas that need “greater open discussion” include: regional climate forecasts, precipitation forecasts, aerosols and palaeoclimate data. A fuller reading of the e-mails from CRU in … Read More