The UK’s longest-lasting snow patch, in the Cairngorms in central Scotland, has melted for the eighth time in the past 300 years and the third time in the past five. The snow patch – known as the Sphinx – dates back hundreds of years. Last month it had shrunk to the size of an A4 piece of paper, now, it has completely melted.
In climate news, a group of climbers have scaled Dumbarton Rock to deliver their climate emergency message for COP26 – and, as if to underline the message, the Sphinx snowpatch in the Cairngorms has failed to survive for yet another year.
COP26 metaphors coming in too fast and furious: The UK’s most durable snow patch located a few hours from Glasgow has melted for the third time in 5 years.
What people are saying?
Alfons López Tena What is historically the UK’s longest lasting patch of snow has disappeared for only the eighth time in 300 years. Dubbed the Sphinx, the patch on remote Braeriach in the Cairngorms has melted away more frequently in the last 18 years.
Paul James It’s pathetic drama, they’re saying it’s likely climate change with nothing to support it. Can they explain it melting in the 1700s when Co2 was 280 ppm, 1933 when Co2 was 310 ppm, and several times since. Co2 2021 is 413 ppm. Clearly another media doom mongering exercise.