Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Climate Change Will Melt the Snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 20 Years

Gee, it's a good thing global warming is a hoax, right? La la la la...

The vast ice fields of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania are melting at a faster pace than at any time over the past 100 years and at this rate they will be gone completely within two decades or even earlier according to one of the world's leading glaciologists.

A team led by Professor Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University said that the latest assessment of Kilimanjaro's famous ice cap has confirmed that 85 per cent of the ice that covered the mountain in 1912 has been lost, and 26 per cent of the ice that was there in 2000 is now gone.

I like money.

1 comment:

Chris said...

If you read the beginning of Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro, it's doubly sad that this is the fate of this wonderful place. At the very least, the former beauty of the mountain is so vividly captured in this story. That's small comfort, though.