pity you mt kilimanjaro.

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It is the highest mountain in Africa. The kilimanjaro mountain lies between the border between Kenya and Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro to melt in twenty years

 
 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kibo summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Scientists at the Ohio University predicted that the ice sheets of Mount KilimanjaroAfrica‘s tallest mountain peak, will melt in the next twenty years due to global warming.

The ice that was present in 1912 gradually decreased by 85% by 2000, and by 2007 another 26% of the amount in 2000. This was the first time that the volume of the ice in Kilimanjaro was measured. The tests were conducted byLonnie Thompson, a professor at Ohio University.

“The fact that so many glaciers throughout the tropics and subtropics are showing similar responses suggests an underlying common cause,” Thompson said.

Change in cloudiness and weather could have also been factors in the retreat of the ice, especially in recent decades, scientists said. These findings were first published in the journal proceedings of United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on Monday.

 this is a clear indication that our future generation are not going to enjoy the scenic view of the kilimanjaro. as if to add salt to an injury , the creation of hostile environment within it’s neigbourhood.

lets take action before its too late to mend . 

have a great day blogger.

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