Seeing is believing. We have heard a lot about global warming, but now an Omani mountaineer has witnessed it himself and brought his serious concerns to us all.
Omani adventurer Khalid Sulaiman Al Siyabi, who just returned from Nepal after summiting the Mount Everest, said that the biggest threat to the universe is the rapid CO2 emission resulting in ice-melting of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal.
In an interview with Khaleej Times in the capital, Al Siyabi gave details of his death-defying expedition and rapidly growing global warming.
Many countries could be on natural disaster threat because of the ice-melting of Himalaya.
“So far, we have learnt about ice-melting on mountains because of growing CO2 emissions but now I have experienced myself,” Al Siyabi said.
“I learnt a lot about eco-system and environment and we have to be very careful on what is happening around us. Global warming is really hitting us hard.
“I witnessed there a large amount of avalanches taking place around six to seven times a day,” Al Siyabi said.
“The ice is melting so fast, we need to think about it very seriously. We have to take initiatives for it and pay attention because whatever I have seen and experienced there, is precisely an eye-opener,” Al Siyabi said.
Al Siyabi defied all horrifying odds, hurdles and scaled Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world at 8,848 metres above sea level.
Source: Omani who scaled Everest raises concern about global warming - Khaleej Times
Date: 11 June, 2010