Global Warming: The Spectator Sport

According to a story Friday in The Guardian, a huge chunk of rock–twice the size of the Empire State Building–is about to fall off the famous Eiger mountain in the Swiss Alps. 

Since the alarm was sounded for the Eiger tourists have been gathering around the town of Grindelwald in the hope of seeing what promises to be the biggest rockfall in living memory.

The cause? Global warming, at least according to Dr. Hans Rudolph Keusen, a European researcher who has been surveying the mountain with "satellite based imaging radar systems."

His warning has brought in some out-of-towners, too.

Tourists are coming from all over to see the world fall apart.


Guess I’m living in the 21st century.

Here’s a picture of the mountain, along with a first-person account over a recent visit, from Walter Cummings.


Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

2 thoughts on “Global Warming: The Spectator Sport

  1. Thank you so much Deborah! I’m very appreciative for the link, and I love your program. So many scientists in this world deserve more attention, and I think Earth & Sky is doing a great job of allowing them to speak out in a way we all can understand.


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