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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-02-09 07:04 PM
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Snows Of Kilimanjaro Shrinking Rapidly, and Likely to be Lost (within two decades…perhaps sooner)
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http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/lonkilipnas.htm

One of a growing number of isolated remnants of ice spires that were once full glaciers in the crater of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Photo by Lonnie Thompson, Ohio State University.

SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO SHRINKING RAPIDLY, AND LIKELY TO BE LOST

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The remaining ice fields atop famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania could be gone within two decades and perhaps even sooner, based on the latest survey of the ice fields remaining on the mountain.

The findings indicate a major cause of this ice loss is very likely to be the rise in global temperatures. Although changes in cloudiness and precipitation may also play a role, they appear less important, particularly in recent decades.



  • 85 percent of the ice that covered the mountain in 1912 had been lost by 2007, and 26 percent of the ice there in 2000 is now gone;
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-02-09 07:18 PM
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1. very, very sad.
:(
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-02-09 07:40 PM
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2. k&r for the sad truth. n/t
:dem:

-Laelth
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NecklyTyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 04:48 AM
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3. The efforts of mankind to deplete the snows of Kilimanjaro have been successful
Next, we are going to deplete the Arctic ice cap and make a dent in the Antarctic ice sheet
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