Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Library's Water Volcano Exhibits Rapid Glacial Retreat
Clear signs of global warming were visible upon the library's water volcano, which has shed its glacial sheets to reveal the stark, metallic surface of its southwestern face (as seen in the photo above). You may recall that the peak of this volcano, just a few short days ago, was encased in ice and snow. This sudden environmental shift has concerned nearby residents, who are well aware that the water volcano was actively erupting until just a few months ago. Is is safe to remain in the vicinity?
Scientists consulted by this roving reporter are convinced that, given the rapid melting of the mountain's ice and snow packs, all surrounding snow and ice will disappear by Valentine's Day.
Does this mean that we may expect an early spring? Don't bet the family farm on it.
Seismologists from a possibly reputable university reported recent seismic activity in the area surrounding the water volcano. This was discounted by local library officials, who indicated that the seismic readings were merely the result of Scowl-Face falling off his chair again in the Indiana Room. Eyewitnesses claimed that the fall was associated with errant chocolate bar retrieval operations, but this could not be confirmed by press time.
We will continue to monitor this unfolding story and will alert readers of the latest developments.
Thinking We Should Name the Water Volcano,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Geology News Beat