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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:51 PM
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Group warns mountains will lose ice caps
Africa's two highest mountains Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya will lose their ice cover within 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday.

Kilimanjaro has already lost 82 percent of its ice cover over 80 years, said Fredrick Njau of the Kenyan Green Belt Movement. Mount Kenya, one of the few places near the equator with permanent glaciers, has lost 92 percent over the past 100 years.

"This is a major issue because declining ice caps mean the water tap is effectively going to be turned off and that is a major concern," said Nick Nuttall from the U.N.'s Environment Program.

All the evidence shows climate change is underway and Africa is the must vulnerable continent to this, he said, adding that foreign aid must address the threat of climate change.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061013/ap_on_sc/kenya_melt...
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