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.