World's highest ski run melts

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    Bolivia’s Chacaltaya Glacier, once deemed the world’s highest ski run at 17,388 feet, has completely melted. Gonzo.

    Most glaciers see some melting with the seasons, but they don’t completely disappear. When Chacaltaya was researched in 1999, scientists believed it would exist until at least 2015. The melting rate has nearly tripled over the last ten years, which let’s face it—is pretty shocking.

    The glacier resort still has a tiny spot for skiing (at the bottom of the glacier) on particularly snowy days, but the run is short of 600 feet, so it’s unlikely to draw any more than the dedicated few.

    Highest Ski Trail in the World Has Melted
     
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    Proving what, exactly?
     
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    That glaciers all over the world are melting.
     
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    So it's melted in 10 years instead of 16? In all honesty, I don't find that particularly shocking.

    Then again, I don't find it shocking if the 10 day weather forecast is wrong (let alone the 16 day one).
     
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    Ignorance is bliss.

    I suggest you google "melting glaciers."
     
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    Oh no! Ice can melt?

    This just in: it freezes too.

    Is this supposed to be proof of global warming? If so, why not just say it?
     
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    I suggest you get a life, you daft ****
     
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    I thought you were smart enough to figure it out.
     
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    Apparently I am. But that doesn't explain why you're being coy and this story doesn't prove global warming so I'm moving on.
     

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