Melting Mount Everest Ice Is Exposing a Grisly Sight: Scores of Dead Bodies

Live Science | 3/25/2019 | Staff
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Melting glaciers are revealing dozens of dead bodies on the world's tallest mountain, according to news reports.

Some of these bodies ended up covered in ice and remained hidden that way for many years. But now, climate change is accelerating the ice melt around them, exposing multiple limbs and bodies, the BBC reported March 21.

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Indeed, last year, a group of researchers found that the ice on Everest was warmer than average, and a study conducted four years ago found that ponds on the mountain were expanding with melting ice water, according to the BBC. But it’s not only melting glaciers that are exposing these bodies — it’s...
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