The rock from the summit of Everest contains aquatic fossils. How did these fossils get up there? Geologists explain it with the split of a super-continent followed by the collision of tectonic plates, faulting and folding. Embedded below is an excellent HD video explaining these processes.
Global warming? The Himalayas and the monsoon they herald actually remove carbon dioxide from the system. As the mountains rise higher, the greater the negative greenhouse effect. Will temperatures rise or fall over time? Should we be so worried about global warming? Think and think again.
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