Mount Kilimanjaro Latest Victim Of Climate Change

November 3, 2009

Africa (ChattahBox) – The snow peak of Mount Kilimanjaro has decreased significantly, and scientists believe it will be gone within a few more years.

The snowcap has reduced by 85% since 1927, with a full quarter of that amount being rapidly lost between 2000 and 2007.

“The fact that so many glaciers throughout the tropics and subtropics are showing similar responses suggests an underlying common cause,” Ohio State University paleoclimatologist, Lonnie Thompson, explained.

“The increase of Earth’s near surface temperatures, coupled with even greater increases in the mid- to upper-tropical troposphere, as documented in recent decades, would at least partially explain [these observations].”

Various other mountains in Africa have seen the same results as temperatures warm.

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2 Responses to “Mount Kilimanjaro Latest Victim Of Climate Change”

  1. Chicago translation on November 4th, 2009 5:20 am

    Mount Kilimanjaro looks so beautiful with the glaciers on top. The mountain will never be the same again without the ice…
    I think to solve the global warming problem, it must be stormed at the national and international levels.But the total success is built upon the action of every individual, regardless of nationality, to conserve energy and live in a greener, cleaner community.

  2. Canada Guy on November 5th, 2009 10:24 pm

    The idea of a politically united Africa, Pan-Africanism, has been around for over a hundred years. While the pan-african movement has been involved in anti-slavery and anti-colonial struggles and the fight against Apartheid South Africa, there has never been any significant movement towards a political unification. However, recent historical events, quite unexpectedly, may provide an impetus in this direction.

    http://www.watchinghistory.com/2009/11/african-union.html

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