Climbing Kilimanjaro will most likely get another boost soon, thanks to the massive media attention today.
The snows capping Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, are shrinking rapidly and could vanish altogether in less than 20 years, most likely due to global warming, a US study published Monday said.
The news was published online by AFP and Reuters news agencies and the well respected magazine Nature on Tuesday morning and rapidly taken over by mass media including CNN, National Geographic, New York Times, Time, The Times and many others in the past 24 hours.
More than 85 per cent of the ice that covered the three peaks of Africa’s highest mountain has disappeared in the last 100 years and the rest is melting at such a rate it will be gone by 2030, maybe even by 2022.
The disappearance of the ice-cap will alter one of the world’s most arresting images – elephants and giraffes trekking across the shimmering Tanzanian plains with the ice-capped peaks of the mountain in the distance.
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