Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

World / Science & Health Nov 25, 2020

Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

by Eric Roston

Climate science started on mountaintops. John Tyndall was a mid-19th-century British scientist and devoted mountaineer who scaled several Continental peaks, making the first recorded trip up Switzerland's Weisshorn. He sketched out the glaciers he saw there, and how they moved. By 1859, he’d become ...