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The missing snows of Kilimanjaro

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This image is of the missing snows of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Latitude / Longtitude:(3°04’ S, 37°22’ E)

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In 1938, Ernest Hemingway sealed their place in legend, but the "eternal snows" of Kilimanjaro are dying, more than 11,000 years after they appeared. Estimated to be 12km2 in 1900, the ice cap on the highest point in Africa is now only 2km2. Not only has it reduced by 80% in little more than a century, but the ice has thinned, locally losing up to a metre, at which rate scientists reckon that it will have disappeared by 2020. The melting snow at Kilimanjaro, like that of many other glaciers around the world, is one of the most visible signs of global warming and the consequences for peopleĂ­s water resources and ecosystems are disastrous. Glaciers in the Canadian Rockies have lost 75% of their surface area, while in the Himalayas they are receding by an average of nearly 15 metres per year, and arctic shelf has lost 988 000 km2 in 30 years (a surface area twice the size of France), or 8% of its surface area, and it could even disappear completely during the summer before the end of the century.

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