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A couple of tourists hiked (climed)to our highest peak here in Costa Rica (Cerro Chirripó). They carried only one digital camera which fell off his bag and broke. He reported having seen snowing happening up there-no camera no proof. Since that would be a most unusual climate event-I beleive never ever reported before- I would really appreciate if anyone out there can facilitate photos/video of snow in Chirripó Peak, Costa Rica.Also, can any weather pundit comment on this (to me) interesting point of view I found:"Ecosystems are usually able to maintain themselves, but eventually they get pushed to the limit of tolerance" says Terry Chapin, a biologist and professor of ecology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. "But eventually they get pushed to the limit of tolerance." One result of all that is warmer oceans, and a result of warmer oceans can be, paradoxically, colder continents within a hotter globe. Ocean currents running between warm and cold regions serve as natural thermoregulators, distributing heat from the equator toward the poles. The Gulf Stream, carrying warmth up from the tropics, is what keeps Europe's climate relatively mild. Whenever Europe is cut off from the Gulf Stream, temperatures plummet. At the end of the last ice age, the warm current was temporarily blocked, and average temperatures in Europe fell as much as 10F, locking the continent in glaciers. What usually keeps the Gulf Stream running is that warm water is lighter than cold water, so it floats on the surface. As it reaches Europe and releases its heat, the current grows denser and sinks, flowing back to the south and crossing under the northbound Gulf Stream until it reaches the tropics and starts to warm again. The cycle works splendidly, provided the water remains salty enough. But if it becomes diluted by freshwater, the salt concentration drops, and the water gets lighter, idling on top and stalling the current.
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