Al Gore has begun a new documentary, featuring how global warming has hit the Himalayas especially hard. Recent expeditions to Mt. Everest are becoming quite a let down for the rugged souls ready to risk their lives to reach the summit.
"We set up base camp and we basically only had to take about 4 steps to reach the summit," said one climber, "I have cancer and I was looking for one last exhilarating experience. This is pathetic!"
Sherpas have also been impacted by the warm-up. "We don't need the income from carrying their supplies anymore. Were growing bananas and starfruit now," said a farmer,"We even have a jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool."
Climbers have had to begin hauling their own supplies for their expeditions. The traditionally reliable Sherpas have raised their prices so that few mountaineers have budgets that can afford them.
"The usual $75.00 worth of goat milk is useless now," complained one climber, "Now they want $7500 per person hired! And for what?! Mt Everest is now glorified compost pile with starfruit peels!!"
Scientists cannot explain the sudden collapse of some the Himalayan giants with global warming alone, but a disturbing by product of global warming "granite eating Moles". In recent years there have been tunnels discovered on Mt Everest and some climbers have have found them by falling into them. Herbert Bartholomew lost a leg to one of the moles, "It was terrifying, I still have nightmares of the moment it...I still can't talk about it, but I've sworn to return and finish my climb."
"Well if Herbert just waits a little longer he may not have far to climb at all," says Gore in a voiceover for his movie, "Perhaps creating this movie will save other special places from a similar fate."