Global Cooling – Snow on Mt. Fuji

August 27, 2008 / No Comments

mtfujisnow Global Cooling   Snow on Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is tall enough to get snow pretty early on in the season. It’s something like 3,776 meters. I know, I have been up it three times…despite the old proverb.

“He who climbs Fuji once is wise, he who climbs it twice is a fool.”

What about three times?

Anyway, it can get cold up there in late spring, early fall. But, this year, snow fell on Mt. Fuji on August 9th. It is the earliest time ever for Japan’s iconic symbol to get snow fall.

The previous record was August 12th, 1914.

This year’s snowfall is 53 days earlier than average and 58 days earlier than last year.

Does that mean Japan can expect a serious winter?

Or is just Global Cooling?