Slow Ice

“If a connoisseur is willing to part with serious cash for a tumbler of 50-year-old scotch, … why wouldn’t that same customer opt for a high-end [glacial] ice cube? Because it was formed under tremendous pressure, it is extremely dense and melts more slowly than manufactured ice.” (http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2015/apr/04/svaice-ice-cubes-glacier-melt-cocktails-bars)

Whisky, not glaciers, should be on the rocks.

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Frozen Wasteland

“Human excrement is a bigger problem than the oxygen bottles, torn tents, broken ladders, and cans or wrappers teams left behind. … Human waste piling up over decades … posed a health hazard to people dependent on water from rivers fed by the region’s melting glaciers.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-nepal-everest-idUKKBN0M00A220150304)

A bigger problem than yellow snow.

Metaphord

As nearly 200 governments meet in the Peruvian capital, Lima, to thrash out a draft deal to cut carbon emissions in a bid to ward off more global warming, high in the Peruvian Andes, a region prone to earthquakes, “scientists warn that if a giant chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier breaks off it could trigger a tsunami-like wave.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/us-climatechange-lima-glaciers-idUKKBN0JP21920141211)

The tropical glacier of Damocles.