Mt. Kilimanjaro by hktang on Flickr.
If you’ve ever been a skeptic of Climate change or have ever questioned it’s force… read this article. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-melt-snows-of-kilimanjaro-within-20-years-1813631.html
It describes what climate change will do to one of the most unique mountains in the world. Mt Kilimanjaro sits pretty much dead bang in one of the driest places on earth… Africa! It has always had snow on it, much like Mt Fuji in Japan. Yet like Mt Fuji, the snow on top of Mt Kilimanjaro is melting at an unprecidented rate. It has been well known for a long time that it is melting rapidly, and has been predicted to have completely gone in the next 20 years due to the warming planet. If you’re able (and i’ll eat my own words) go and see it while it still does, because your children will never see it with snow atop.
It’s funny how people think of climate change and they generally think about rising sea levels and the islands that will disappear.. and that’s all well and true, but few stop and think what will happen to the top of our world.
Food for thought.