Kilimanjaro May Be Snowless In 20 Years

http://www.wfs.org/futuristupdate.htm
The snows of Kilimanjaro may disappear within the next two decades or
sooner, predict researchers from Ohio State University and the National
Science Foundation (NSF).

The researchers are worried not only by the rapid retreat of the ice
fields atop Kilimanjaro, but by the ice surface’s thinning. They now
believe that the volume of ice lost to thinning is equal to that lost
by shrinkage, which is occurring on all sides of the famed Tanzanian
mountain.

“The loss of Mount Kilimanjaro’s ice cover has attracted worldwide
attention because of its impact on regional water resources,” says
David Verardo, director of the NSF’s Paleoclimate Program. “Like many
glaciers in mid-to-low latitudes, Kilimanjaro’s may only be with us for
a short time longer.”

SOURCE: National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=115847&preview=false

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